Following are the important characteristics of the nature of educational psychology:
 • It is an applied branch of fundamental Psychology.
• It combines two fields i.e. education and psychology.
 • It is the scientific study of human behaviour in educational situation.
• It is concerned with these factors, principles and techniques which relate to the various aspects of child’s growth and development.
 • It is concerned with learning situation and process by which learning can be more efficient and effective.
• Educational Psychology, draws heavily from various branches of psychology, biology sociology and anthropology
 • Educational Psychology is not as exact as natural sciences since the human behavior cannot be predicated exactly, because it is dynamic.

• Educational Psychology is a science of education dealing primarily with how, when and what of education