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Jan 15, 2019

Here at PsychSessions we are excited to be supportive of the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Educational Affairs working group -- the Introductory Psychology Initiative (IPI). At www.apa.org/ipi, you can sign up for updates, provide feedback about the introductory course, take the...


Jan 8, 2019

Please enjoy this brief sidebar from us at the PsychSessions podcast about the excellent Teaching Introductory Psychology (TIP) Northwest conference that will take place April 12, 2019 on the campus of Highline College in Des Moines, Washington. The featured speaker for the day is Dr. Stephen Chew from...


Jan 8, 2019

In this episode Garth interviews Philip Zimbardo from Stanford University (emeritus) in Stanford, CA. It's a treat to hear Phil discuss how he became such a passionate teacher, with his upbringing, family values about education, and undergraduate/graduate years (Brooklyn College/Yale University). The interplay of his...


Dec 25, 2018

In this episode Garth interviews Rob McEntarffer from Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, NE. They discuss AP Psychology, the course, and the role of college credits. Rob suggests that perhaps the AP course is a convenient excuse to help adults talk to students about human behavior. He also mentions his Faustian bargain...


Dec 11, 2018

In this episode Garth interviews Suzie Baker from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Suzie is equal parts curious scientist and passionate teacher, with undergraduate students at the center of both endeavors. In this whirlwind interview, they discuss the AP psychology reading and test development,...