A history of educational psychology
The challenge of this chapter is to present a history of educational psychology. You may have noticed that many textbooks begin with a background chapter that provides a historical or theoretical context for the chapters to come. This Chapter 1: A history of educational psychology could be no exception to the usual practice; that introductory chapters lay the foundations for the rest of the text. An author might use an opening chapter, being introductory in nature, to briefly present ideas that are more fully explored later by writers with specialist expertise, particularly in this instance those who make the connection between psychology and educational settings.