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

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  • Psychology for the Public: A Project to Foster Good Science Communication
    Vanessa Chan, Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame)

  • The Psychological Myth Project: Research and Application
    Melissa Lehman, Ph.D. (Lynn University)

  • Development and Evaluation of the Skillful Psychology Student Assessment Tool
    Michael Madson, Ph.D. (University of Southern Mississippi)

  • Cultivating Wisdom in the Classroom: Activities to Facilitate the Development of Wisdom in Psychology Courses
    Amanda Sharples, Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

  • Open Pedagogy and Video Modeling for Interviewing Skills in Undergraduate Students
    Christian Williams, Ph.D. and Cinzia Pica, Ed.D. (Assumption University)


  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Freuds: Integrating Photographs & Open Pedagogy in Psychology Courses
    Dr. Ashley M. Biddle (University of Hawaii – Leeward Community College)
  • An Innovative Curriculum and Case Studies for Integrated Psychological Assessment
    Dr. Melinda Parisi Cummings and Dr. Alexa Bonacquisti (Holy Family University)
  • The Cognitive Psychology Play Day Handbook: Resources for Problem Solving Activities
    Dr. Joshua Fetterman (Chestnut Hill College) and Dr. Meredith Kneavel (La Salle University)
  • Tools of the Trade: Introducing Students to Open Science
    Dr. Amanda Mae Woodward (University of Minnesota)
  • A Relevance-centered Instructional Framework Based on a Four-phase Model of Interest Development in Learning
    Dr. Zane Zheng (Lasell University)


  • Evaluation of a Novel Transferable Skills Resource for Psychology Students
    Dr. Ashley Waggoner Denton
  • Reinforcing Research: An Activity Workbook for Scaffolding Research Skills Across the Psychology Curriculum
    Dr. Annie S. Ditta
  • Build-Your-Own Sensation and Perception Laboratory Kits: Accessible, Inexpensive Activities
    Dr. Brittany Jeye
  • Infusing IO Materials into Undergraduate Courses
    Dr. Janet Peters
  • Teaching Statistical Reproducibility in Stats and Methods Courses
    Dr. Raechel Soicher and Dr. Jason McCarley


  • The Intersectionality Prism: A Classroom Activity
    Dr. Kristine Anthis, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Resources for Teaching Research Methods
    Dr. Rachael Blasiman, Kent State University at Salem
  • A Metacognitive Writing Intervention for Effective Communication and Scientific Tone
    Dr. Celeste Pilegard, University of California, San Diego

  • Development and Evaluation of Instructional Modules for Counseling Skills.
    Alexa Bonacquisiti and Patrick McElwaine, Holy Family University

  • Creation of a Video Game to Teach Research Methodology and Statistics.
    Katherine Daniels and Crystal Steltenpohl, University of Southern Indiana

  • Using Guided Outlines for Principles of Psychology.
    Trisha K. Prunty, Lindenwood University

  • Meta-synthesizing Teaching Activities—Learning Goals Relationship in Psychology Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Literature.
    Thomas Tomcho and Mark Walter, Salisbury University, and Robert Foels, Rutgers University

  • Sequential Writing Assignments to Critically Evaluate Psychological Journal Articles.
    Suzanne Wood, University of Toronto


  • Development of R-programming Teaching Resources that are Specific to the Context of Psychology.
    Manyu Li, Univerity of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Authentic Assessments for Introductory Biopsychology.
    Barbara B. Oswald, Miami University
  • Increasing Inclusiveness and Awareness; Disability in Introductory Psychology
    Nicole M. Rosa, Worcester State University, Kathleen Bogart, Oregon State University, Dana S. Dunn, Moravian College, & Kathryn Becker-Blease, Oregon State University
  • Health Psychology Course Curriculum Project
    Julie Spencer-Rodgers, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Cataloging and Meta-synthesizing Learning Activities: A multidimensional Analysis of Underlying Experiential Clusters
    Thomas J. Tomcho, Salisbury University, Mark Walter, Salisbury University, & Rob Foels, Rutgers University
  • Development of an Undergraduate Job Search Intervention Module.
    Christoper Budnick & Larissa K. Barber, Northern Illinois University

  • Targeting Academic Buoyancy with Social-Emotional Learning: The ‘SuccEssfuL (SEL) in' Program Manual.
    Kristel M. Gallagher & Shevaun Stocker, Thiel College

  • Open-Sources Tools for Psychological Research.  
    Chris Koch, George Fox University, & Mary Kate Koch, Cornell University

  • Social Psychology: Teaching Scientific Literacy and Public Engagement Through Social Media.
    Jake Kurczek, Loras College, & Kameko Halfmann, St. Norbert College

  • Digital Files for Teaching Research Methods tor Visually Impaired Students in Psychology.
    Raechel N. Soicher, Oregon State University


  • Critical Thinking Workshop & Activities in Psychology.
    Ashley Waggoner Denton, University of Toronto
  • Helping Skills Instruction in the Undergraduate Internship in Psychology
    Melissa Himelein, University of North Carolina, Asheville.
  • Cultural Immersion Project.
    Julie Spencer Rodgers, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Fostering Employable Skills with Psychology Courses and Curricula.
    Natalie Ciarocco & David Strohmetz, Monmouth University
  • OER Materials for Psychology Instructors. 
    Rachael Robinson-Kellig, Central Community College


  • Poker chip people: Using manipulatives in a college level statistics course
    Eve Sledjeski, Ph.D., Rowan University
  • Game-based experiential learning in Introductory Psychology
    Jacklyn Spivey, Ph.D., York College
  • Statistics that stick: Embedding humor in statistics related teaching materials.
    Jana Hackathorn, Ph.D. (contact), Murray State University, Brien Ashdown (Hobart & William Smith), and Sean Rife (Murray State)


  • Internship Supervision Resources for Developing Student Employability.
    Larissa Barber, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

  • Instructor Materials for Teaching Research Methods Using a Consulting Model.
    Stacie Spencer, Ph.D., MCPHS University, Boston MA

  • Psychology Career Advice Videos.
    William (Kit) Nast, Ed.D., Bishop State Community College


  • Increasing "Sense of Belonging" in Students in a Large Classroom setting.
    Dr. Renee Boburka (East Stroudsburg University)
  • Learning Strategy Demonstrations for the Psychology Classroom.
    Dr. Jennifer McCabe – (Goucher College)
  • Video Clips of Master Teaching.
    Dr. Jeffrey Stowell (Eastern Illinois University)


  • Scientific Literacy in Psychology Module.
    Dr. Jamie Peterson (St. Catherine University, MN)
  • This Class is a Joke! Humor as a Pedagogical Tool in the Teaching of Psychology.
    Dr. Dan Segrist (Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, IL)
  • Case Studies in Human Development.
    Ms. Lynn Sprott (Jefferson Community College, NY)


  • Beyond Milgram: Expanding Research Ethics Education to Participant Responsibilities.
    Larissa Barber
  • Concept maps for statistics and research methods: Teaching and learning aids for core material.
    Alexis Grosofsky
  • Measuring the Impressive Skills of Psychology Majors: A Revision and Update.
    Jennifer Perry
  • Teaching Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course.
    Ana Ruiz
  • Interactive Teaching Activities for Introductory Biopsychology.
    Stephanie Simon-Dack


  • Death, Dying, and Bereavement Resource Manual.
    Lisa Bauer 
  • Teaching Students to Be Students through the Introduction to Psychology Course.
    Sue Frantz 
  • Development of Instructional Blogging Resources for Psychology Instructors.
    Laura Lunsford 
  • Best Practices for Integrating Mnemonics into Psychology Instruction,
    Jennifer McCabe 
  • Activities to Increase Graphic Literacy.
    Meridith Selden


  • Exemplar Studies for Teaching Research Methodology.
    Natalie Ciarocco
  • BehaviorSim: An Instructional Resource Program for Introductory Psychology Courses.
    Marcie Desrochers
  • You Can Write in a Statistics Class: Writing as an Instructional Tool to Reduce Anxiety and Improve Statistics Performance. 
    Karen Holmes
  • Excel Statistics Assignments. 
    Michael Tagler
  • Documentary Films for Psychology Courses .
    Sylvie Taylor


  • Using Literature to Teach Psychology.
    Denise Bane
  • Mastering APA Style: Demonstrating How to Implement APA Style Rules in Microsoft Word 2007.
    B. Jean Mandernach
  • Development and validation of an instrument measuring student preparedness for undergraduate statistics.
    David Richard
  • It's About Time: Understanding the Psychology of Climate Change.
    Heidi Wayment


  • Taking psychology abroad: Resources for designing your study abroad course.
    Gabie Smith
  • A six-pack of evidence based decision-making exercises.
    Mary Nelson
  • Enhancing the physiological psychology course through the development of neuroanatomy laboratory experiences and integrative exercises.
    Steven Lloyd
  • Testing student response systems in the general psychology classroom.
    Kiesa Kelly
  • Assessing student learning.
    Gail Gottfried


  • Ways of knowing in the psychology classroom: Moving beyond authority and anecdote.
    Tabitha Holmes
  • The development of sexual orientation.
    Lynn Elmore
  • Films for Psychology: An interactive website for psychology teachers.
    Lori Rosenthal. 
  • The service circle: Bringing the community to the classroom and the classroom into the community with service learning.
    Lori Rosenthal
  • Transformational teaching: empirical investigation and course documents.
    George Slavich


  • Teaching psychology for sustainability: A manual of resources.
    Britain Scott
  • Using the R-Project to develop computer programming and statistical skills.
    Chris Koch
  • Undergraduate preparation for graduate training in forensic psychology. 
    Jeffrey Helms
  • Ethical considerations in research with children and youth.
    Kim Ernst
  • An online instructional guide for experiential learning abnormal psychology.
    Jules Harrell


  • Integrating technology into the classroom: An annotated bibliography.
    Lisa Blouin
  • Instructor resources for teaching health psychology and pediatric psychology.
    Mark McKellop
  • Material to integrate computer modeling into the psychology curriculum.
    Andrea Karkowski
  • An interactive exploration of theories on learning and memory 1: Beginnings.
    Brian Thomas
  • Data-based scholarship of teaching: Guidelines for research leading to public domain outcomes.
    Baron Perlman
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