Recently the psychological approach New Horizons to the class-room problems has been considered superior to other approaches in Educational Psychology. Particularly the behavioristic model has been recognized and recommended today. Today the experiments are being conducted in the area of group dynamics for explaining certain complex behavior patterns leading to indiscipline and unrest among students. Moreover, the social and emotional problems in the class-room are receiving attention of the psychologists.
The teacher is not only a giver of information, he is an explorer and experimenter applying his knowledge of psychology in practical field of learning and teaching. New experimentations are being carried on educational technology as well. This includes the technology of teaching as well as programmed instruction. It is a systematic application of scientific knowledge about teaching, learning and conditions of learning to improve the efficiency of teaching and training.
Emphasis is being laid on the role of teachers and analysis of teaching for making a realistic approach to education. In the area Scope of educational psychology an integrated approach is being attempted by synthesizing the teaching learning process in the perspective of teacher’s function. This approach has gone a long way in making educational psychology more meaningful and relevant to a practicing teacher. Behavioristic and applied psychology is gaining more grounds, while simple pedagogy with its theories is losing ground.