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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

  • Human Development Students Present at National Research Conference

    Undergraduate students majoring in the Educational and Counseling Psychology's interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Human Development have opportunities to work with faculty and graduate students on exciting research. Recently, undergraduate students in Dr. Erin Baker's Social Cognition in Preschoolers (SCIP) Lab presented research on socio-moral reasoning and decision-making capacities in young children at the Cognitive Development Society Biennial Conference in Portland, OR. Students learned about cutting edge research and networked with internationally recognized leaders in the field.
  • Graduate Student Tom Robertson Wins President's Award for Leadership

    Ph.D student Tom Robertson was granted the President's Award for Leadership - University Governance Leadership Award. The award recognizes his significant contributions to the quality of student life on campus. Tom has been an active student representative in University governance regarding policy matters for both students and the University itself. Tom also serves on the executive board for the campus-wide Graduate Student Association. Tom will receive the award at the President's ceremony April 15, 2018. Congratulations Tom!

  • Human Development Major Flourishes!

    In Fall 2016, when the School of Education unveiled its first undergraduate major in some 40 years, it anticipated student interest from a range of academic fields, education-based and otherwise. What it received was the type of clamor usually found for new offerings in cybersecurity, biomed engineering, and computer game technology. Based in the Division of Educational Psychology and Methodology, the Bachelor of Science in Human Development enrolled 7 students when it opened in Fall 2016. As of Spring 2018, the major boasts an enrollment of 288, a 40-fold increase in less than four semesters.

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Division of Educational Psychology & Methodology
University at Albany
State University of New York


ED 233
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

Phone (518) 442-5055
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