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The Department OF Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is home to a variety of interrelated disciplines and degree options focused on human development and well-being in educational and community contexts. Our undergraduate programs prepare students to work with children and youth in a variety of community and school contexts. We also offer a range of professional master’s degrees geared towards professionals in schools, communities, and the corporate world. For those interested in doctoral studies we offer Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology.

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EPSY offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies and University Studies, with one of three focuses.


Graduate Programs

The department of Educational Psychology offers a range of professional graduate degree programs.



EPSY offers a wide variety of online programs and courses to many the diverse needs our students.

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Undergraduate students have the opportunity to complete certificate programs while completing their degree requirements.


“I came to the conclusion that being a special educator is less about whom you teach and more about what you teach.”

– Stephanie Haetchen ’12
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Gagne Lab

Temperament Development Lab

Gagne LAB

Welcome to the website for the Temperament Development Laboratory at Texas A&M University Department Educational  Psychology. We examine the individual differences in temperament and executive functioning in early childhood using a multi-method approach (online and in-person surveys; laboratory assessments of behavior, emotion and cognition; cortisol and DNA collection; neurophysiology).

Current Projects:

  • The Early Self-Control (SCD Study) and School Readiness Study is a joint effort between the Brooker (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences) and Gagne (Department of Educational Psychology) research labs to comprehensively examine the early development of self-control in young children. This study employs a multi-method approach to the assessment of child emotion and cognition, and includes neurophysiological and neuroendocrine  measures. In addition, we also study the contribution of family and parent characteristics to child self-control. Although we intend this to be a longitudinal study, we are currently focusing on recruiting families with three-year-old children.
  • The TEXAS Family Study (TFS) which investigates early child temperament and executive functioning in pre-schoolers by examining families with siblings  between the ages of 2.5 – 5.5 years old. The TFS pre-school data collection occurred in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area  when Dr. Gagne was a professor at University of Texas at Arlington. We are currently collecting data on the original TFS cohort as they enter elementary school to assess school transition. All data are collected online through our Lab at Texas A&M University.
  • The Laboratory Temperament Assessment Battery (Lab-TAB) and Toddler Behavior Assessment Questionnaire (TBAQ-R) are child temperament measures for which Dr. Gagne serves as a consultant, and our laboratory handles the distribution of these instruments to other researchers. In addition to distributing these measures, this year we are consulting on two Lab-TAB projects. The first is a Portuguese translation of the Lab-TAB manual, and the second is a study of infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Visit the “News” section for updates on the lab including presentations, publications, study progress, incoming students, current student accomplishments and more.

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