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  • 30 Sep 2013 10:31 AM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Educational Psychology (2013)

    Author: Christine Harrington
    Affiliation: Middlesex County College

    Psychology as a Social Science (2013)

    Author: Drew Appleby
    Affiliation: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    Psychology as a Social Science -- Honors section (2013)

    Author: Drew Appleby
    Affiliation: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    Capstone Seminar in Psychology (2013)

    Author: Drew Appleby
    Affiliation: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • 30 Sep 2013 9:55 AM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    The STP/Division2 Elections and Appointments Committee seeks nominations for several key leadership positions: President-Elect, Vice President for Resources, Vice President for Programming, Secretary, and two (pending outcome of 2013 apportionment ballots) Representatives to APA Council. All terms except President-Elect are 3-year terms beginning on January 1, 2015. The President-Elect serves a 1-year term followed by a 1-year presidential term and a 1-year term as Past President. Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found on the STP/Division2 website ( in the Policy and Procedures Manual (located in the Members Only section under Publications) beginning on page 25.

    Please nominate colleagues whom you believe have the experience, commitment and motivation to contribute to the success of our Society. Self-nominations are also encouraged. All nominees must be Fellows or Members of the Society, and nominees for APA Council of Representatives must, additionally, be members of APA.

    Send all nominations to Norine Jalbert, Chair of Elections and Appointments, at The deadline for nominations is January 6, 2014.

  • 23 Sep 2013 2:25 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Video Clips of Elements of Master Teaching (2013)

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Stowell (Eastern Illinois University) and R. Eric Landrum (Boise State University)
    Description: This resource is composed of 73 short YouTube videos of college teachers displaying qualities associated with elements of master teaching. Information about each clip is contained in a table that lists the clip length, course discipline, course level, and specific teacher behaviors demonstrated. Viewers can use YouTube’s built-in functions to submit comments and provide like/dislike ratings. The videos could be incorporated into teaching seminars, graduate student training, faculty development efforts, and research studies on the impact of viewing elements of master teaching behaviors.
    Note: 2013 OTRP Instructional Resource Award
  • 05 Sep 2013 5:57 PM | Anonymous

    The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) is beginning a new blog: "This is how I teach."  Based on Lifehacker's "This is how I work" blog series, the editor will develop a common set of questions appropriate for psychology instructors, solicit responses to those questions, and then post those responses on the STP blog. (Yes, this space!)  Prior experience with blogging is not necessary; we will train you.  Comfort in learning new technology is a must.

    Send letter of interest and CV to Sue Frantz, STP Vice President of Resources, at  Deadline: October 1, 2013

  • 21 Aug 2013 6:03 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching: 2012
    Volume 12

    A collection of monthly essays
    originally published on the
    PsychTeacher™ Electronic Discussion List


    Edited by

    Jeffrey D. Holmes
    Ithaca College

    Suzanne C. Baker
    James Madison University

    Jeffrey R. Stowell
    Eastern Illinois University

    Society for the Teaching of Psychology
    © 2013

  • 20 Aug 2013 11:51 AM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)
    The following document is available for review from the APA Board of Educational Affairs

    The following document is a revision of the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major. The APA Council of Representatives approved Guidelines 2.0 at its August 2013 meeting:

  • 12 Aug 2013 5:20 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Orientation to the Psychology Major (2013)

    Author: Amy Silvestri Hunter
    Affiliation: Seton Hall University
  • 12 Aug 2013 1:45 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Scientific Literacy in a Psychology Curriculum Module (2013)

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    Authors: Jamie J. Peterson and Arturo Sesma, Jr.
    Affiliation: St. Catherine University
    Description: The authors describe 9 scientific literacy activities to teach Introductory Psychology students how to read original research reports, critically and thoroughly evaluate secondary research reports, and analyze the utility of each. A 25-page document describes the activities without answers for instructors, a 34-page booklet provides students with the materials they need, and 148 slides contain material without answers that instructors can use in class. Versions with answers to students’ assignments are available to members after logging into STP’s website or can be obtained from the first author. Users are requested not to make the answers publicly available.
    Note: 2012 Instructional Resource Award
  • 12 Aug 2013 1:42 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)
    Educating Prospective Students of Professional Psychology about the Supply-Demand Internship Crisis (2013)
    Author: Daniel M. Elchert
    Affiliation: University of Iowa
    Description: This 29 page paper describes the potential causes of, consequences of, and solutions to the imbalance between the number of graduate students seeking clinical and counseling internships and the availability of accredited internship sites. Its aim is to help educate undergraduates before they commit to a graduate program. It can serve as an advising tool and as a basis for discussions in Introductory Psychology and Abnormal/Clinical/Counseling courses.
  • 20 Jul 2013 6:55 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Neuropsychology of Religious Experience (2013)

    Author: Amy Silvestri Hunter
    Affiliation: Seton Hall University
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