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David Myers
Click to view contentPhoto courtesy Virginia Welle   At a recent Teaching of Psychology in Secondary Schools workshop hosted by Oregon State University, I celebrated and illustrated three sets of big ideas from psychological science. Without further explanation, here is a quick synopsis.   Questions: Which of these would not be on your corresponding lists? And which… (Show more)
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David Myers
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge.”   This wisdom, often attributed to American historian Daniel Boorstin, suggests a sister aphorism: The great enemy of democracy is not ill will, but the illusion of understanding. It is social and political opinion that, even if well-intentioned and sincerely… (Show more)
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Alanna Smith
Visit the Macmillan Booth at the 2019 Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Denver, October 18 and 19th. (Conference Site is here.) See talks by Macmillan Authors at the conference: "High Impact Practices: Deep Learning and Skill Building" Featuring David B. Strohmetz & Natalie J. Ciarocco on Friday, October 18th at 11:00-11:25 am. …
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Sue Frantz
Students appreciate examples that are meaningful to them. How about a little selfie research?   After covering experiments in the Intro Psych research methods chapter, ask students to think about how they would do an experiment to find out if people perceived those who post a lot of selfies to Instagram differently than those who post a lot of… (Show more)
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Jenel Cavazos
 If you're feeling stressed or anxious, consider the work of Viktor Frankl, who taught us that finding meaning in life is our most important quest: Viktor Frankl: Doctor prescribed the meaning of life - Big Think psychstudentrss
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Sue Frantz
The American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs, at the behest of the Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education, convened a working group under the title Introductory Psychology Initiative (IPI). The working group was tasked with sorting out four major areas related to the Intro Psych course. First, can we, as a… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
Several years ago, back when I was still giving in-class exams, I was convinced by Roddy Roediger to give a comprehensive final exam. By asking students to review the course material one more time by studying for the final, this increased the chances students would remember more of the course content some time later. You’ll recognize the use of… (Show more)
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David Myers
“Do something!” shouted a lone voice at Ohio’s governor during a post-massacre candlelight vigil in downtown Dayton. Others soon chimed into what became a crowd chant, which has now challenged Congress to, indeed, do something in response to the repeated mass shootings.   In response, politicians and pundits offered varied diagnoses and remedies.… (Show more)
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Jenel Cavazos
Check out these brand-new penguin parents, Skipper and Ping, who are the latest gay couple to adopt a penguin baby! Congratulations to new penguin dads Skipper and Ping | Popular Science   psychstudentrss
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