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The Division of Educational Psychology and Methodology is part of the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology within the School of Education. The Division has had a long history of preparing excellent scholars, teachers, and researchers to advance human learning and development in a variety of settings, with approaches accommodated to the range of human diversity.

Three graduate programs are offered within the Division of Educational Psychology and Methodology

Educational Psychology & Methodology News

  • Faculty and Students Present at NERA 2017

    Dr. Mariola Moeyaert and Dr. Kim Colvin presented with their graduate students at the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA). Among other research activities, Dr. Moeyaert and student Emily Rodabaugh presented their work on multilevel modeling of single case data. Dr. Colvin and student Guher Gorgun presented research on how respondents from different cultures make use of scale categories and Dr. Colvin and student Thomas Robertson also presented their research on the measures that states use to assess college readiness.

  • Dr. Zheng Yan Leads a Special Section on Mobile Technology and Children

    How do children use smart devices? How does mobile devise use affect the development of K-12 students? These are the questions posed in a recently published special section of Child Development, co-edited by Dr. Zheng Yan. The special section shows how diverse the use of mobile technology is among children and adolescents and highlights both the positive and negative impacts of the wide dispersal of mobile phones. Dr. Yan teaching several courses at the University at Albany, including ESPY 714 Psychology of Computers, which will be offered in Spring 2018.

  • Dr. Dai Honored for Work in Gifted Eduacation

    Dr. David Dai was named the 2017 Distinguished Scholar by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). Dr. Dai will be presented with the award at NAGC's 64th Annual Convention and will give an address on the future of gifted education.

  • New Book by Dr. Heidi Andrade is Out!

    Dr. Heidi Andrade has a new book out titled Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation. Written with the practical constraints of teaching in mind, it is a concise resource to help teachers maximize the impacts of classroom assessment on teaching, which can promote student learning and academic self-regulation. Assessments include diagnostic test items, co-created rubrics that guide student and peer feedback, and many others. The book explains how to use assessment to improve learning by linking learning theory to formative assessment processes.

  • Assessment for Learning: Meeting the Challenge of Implementation is Now Available!

    Dr. Heidi Andrade's paper on The Role of Classroom Assessment in Supporting Self-Regulated Learning is now available in the new book Assessment for Learning: Meeting the Challenge of Implementation (Springer). The book provides new perspectives on Assessment for Learning (AfL), on the challenges encountered in its implementation, and on the diverse ways of meeting these challenges. The book brings together the contibutions of authors from 13 different countries and reflects a wide range of educational contexts.

  • Featured Research on Internet Addiction by Graduate Student Xian "Stella" Li

    As technology continues to rapidly evolve, the development of internet addiction among adolescents has become as serious public health concern – especially in Asian countries such as China. Stella Xian Li, who earned her Ph.D. from UAlbany’s Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology this semester, is part of a collaborative study which links individual and environmental risk factors with internet addiction in adolescents.

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University at Albany
State University of New York


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Albany, NY 12222

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