Educational psychology aims at the harmonious growth and rightful conduct of the children in too. It aims at the development of ‘wholesome personality’ and ‘continuous growth’. It aims at helping the teacher in providing facts and generalisation in his task of assisting the child to develop the harmonious personality. A few of the specific aims and objectives are discussed herewith.
(1) Educational psychology aims at developing right attitudes in the teacher about the educational problems. An effective management of learning is a key problem in educational psychology. From educational psychology the teacher knows the proper method of imparting instruction. He also knows the amount of learning which can be acquired by the child.
(2) Educational psychology aims at assisting the teacher to organize the material which to be taught to the child. The teacher studies the whole child and his mental make-up and chooses and organises the subject-matter properly.
(3) Educational psychology aims at studying heredity growth and maturation, environmental influences, language, thinking, the development of language and the process of socialisation in relation to their effect on the child as a learner. It assists the teacher to set up appropriate educational situations in order to bring about desirable change.
(4) It aims at assisting the teacher in treating their pupils with sympathy and understanding. It also aims at creating positive attitude towards learning.
(5) It aims at helping the teacher to understand his own task. The teacher faces many problems in the classroom as teaching situation. Educational psychology develops in the teacher a scientific attitude to solve different problems of education faced by him.
(6) Educational psychology aims at teaching, teachers how best to help their pupils to learn more effectively both in and out of class.
(7) It aims at providing the teacher with the proper method of teaching. The various teaching procedure are put in practice in teaching the child. Those which are psychologically sound are recommended for the teacher’s use.
(8) Conducting research is another important objective of educational psychology. Knowledge in this field keeps on developing from this practice of research methods.
(9) Educational psychology aims at the application of research findings in the learning situation itself.
(10)It also aims at developing sound methods of measuring and evaluating the achievements of the pupils objectively with pure objectively.
(11)Another significant aim of educational psychology is to guide the administrators in the organisation and administration of the educational instruction and to provide a scientific basis for the supervision of instruction.
(12) Educational psychology also aims at helping the teacher to provide proper guidance programme in the school having thorough knowledge of individual difference.