Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Division 2 of the American Psychological Association


STP offers peer-reviewed, evidence-based teaching and advising resources. Instructors share classroom activities, lab manuals, interactive assignments, writing assignments, advising aids, textbook compendiums, open educational resources, annotated bibliographies, film guides, curricular suggestions, and much more.

The Teaching of Psychology Idea Exchange (ToPIX) is a repository of teaching resources. Use it to share videos, websites, assignments and other teaching-related materials.

STP publishes many free E-books on a wide range of teaching and career issues, such as evaluation, the training of graduate students, student engagement, and undergraduate research, as well as essays from exemplary psychology teachers. Find them on our website and iTunes.

Need help designing a syllabus? Project Syllabus provides over 300 top-notch peer-reviewed syllabi in nearly 40 categories. Or use our guidelines and rubric to prepare your own exemplary syllabus!

The Psychology in Communities Wiki helps psychology instructors learn to communicate effectively with the media, organizations, and the general public. It provides training modules, prepared presentations, and advice.

STP’s journal, Teaching of Psychology (ToP), brings you new ideas to help you spice up courses you’ve taught before, get started with a new class, and facilitate your students’ educational outcomes. STP members receive online access to ToP articles.

Today in the History of Psychology is an online compilation of key events and people in psychology with over 3000 entries. The wiki format allows for cross-referencing and links to other online content, making it an excellent tool for history of psychology projects and assignments.

E-xcellence in Teaching publishes invited essays. Brief, thought-provoking, and insightful, they address teaching at all levels, presenting innovative ideas and advice on the teaching of psychology.

The Professional Development Mentoring Service provides one-to-one advising to improve participants’ performance and enhance their careers.

The SoTL Workshop allows small groups of faculty/graduate student members to receive guidance on SoTL research from an experienced mentor and consult with both statistical and publication experts.

Departmental Consulting Service, a joint service of the APA Education Directorate and STP, recommends qualified consultants to assist psychology departments with academic program reviews, curriculum revisions, program renewal, grant writing, professional development, research facilities design, assessment, and other needs.

STP maintains a discussion list, DIV2PSYCHTEACHER, for psychology teachers at all level.

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