UW-Madison Department of Educational Psychology - ABOUT

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Main Office

Educational Psychology
School of Education
UW - Madison
859 Education Sciences
1025 W. Johnson Street
MadisonWisconsin  53706-1796

Tel: 608/262-3432
Fax: 608/262-0843

Email: edpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form

Our department develops and applies cutting-edge scientific knowledge concerning: the psychological and social processes that underlie learning; the design of effective instruction; the factors affecting the mental health of learners of all ages; and the methodological tools required to generate this knowledge.

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Ed Psych Dept. Again Ranked No. 1

According to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of the Best Graduate Schools, our department is once again ranked as the No. 1 Educational Psychology program in the nation, continuing our trend of ranking at the top of the list. 

"“The Department of Educational Psychology is consistently ranked in the top three in the nation and this year, we are once again ranked No. 1," said David Kaplan, the department chair. "Our ranking reflects the extraordinary talent of our faculty and the strength of our programmatic areas.”"

Additionally, UW-Madison's School of Education is rated No.1 among public institutions for the second consecutive year. This marks the 16th time in the past 17 years that UW-Madison has maintained a top 10 ranking.

Department Spotlight

Enright Receives Moral Education Award

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Enright, Ed Psych professor of Human Development, on receiving the Good Work award from the Association for Moral Education. This career achievement award honors Enright for his research on the moral development of forgiveness and his forgiveness education programs, which are now operating in several of the world’s most conflict-ridden areas.

Enright’s latest book, 8 Keys to Forgiveness, was featured recently on the Huff Post’s Healthy Living. Read the article here.

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