Educational Psychology


This program of research aims to explore how we can improve student learning by better understanding cognition, motivation, emotion, and/or behaviour.


Associate Professor Paul Ginns, Dr Kathryn Bartimote-Aufflick

Research Location

School of Education and Social Work

Program Type



Educational psychology provides a body of theory to explain how learning happens, and predict how learning can be improved. It draws on a wide range of potential research methods to test hypotheses derived from such theories, but underlying all these theories are models of cognition, motivation, emotion, and/or behaviour applied to education. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a potential for a research project outside of the programmes described above.

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learning, educational psychology

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 749

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