Psychology is a very flexible science to be applied in every aspect of human life. Psychological science in entering and as well as being one part of aspects in life. No education. In English, education (education comes from the word Educat (educate) which means to give warning to get, to give), and to develop (to evolve, to develop). In a narrow sense, education or education means the act or process of action to acquire knowledge (McLeod, 1989). In the world of education, psychology has an important role to be able to advance and develop the science of education itself.

One expert who considers education as a subdiscipline of applied psychology is Arthur S. Reber (1988) a professor of psychology at Brooklyn College, University of New York City, University of British Columbia Canada, and also at the University of Innsbruck Austria. In his view, educational psychology is a subdiscipline of psychology that deals with educational theories and problems that are useful in the following ways.

  1. Application of learning principles in the classroom.
  2. Development and curriculum.
  3. Examination and evaluation of talents and abilities.
  4. Socialization of processes and their interaction with the utilization of the cognitive domain.
  5. Implementation of teacher education.

While Witherington in his book Educational Psychology translation M. Buchori (1978) provides a definition of educational psychology as a systematic study of the processes and factors involved in human education called educational psychology, namely that educational psychology is a systematic study of processes and factors. factors related to human education.

Therefore the science of educational psychology has an important role in the world of education because educational psychology contributes many interesting ideas in how to learn and teach. In addition, according to Lindgren as quoted by Surya (1982), the benefit of educational psychology is to assist teachers and prospective teachers in developing a better understanding of education and its process. Parents and teachers are expected to understand how to teach from a psychological perspective so that it is hoped that a child can learn in a satisfying way.


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