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Morgan Ratner
Putting Concept Practice Into Practice: A Pioneer in Teaching with Technology Introduces a Remarkable Interactive Feature for Introductory Psychology   For nearly three decades, award-winning multimedia author Tom Ludwig has helped define the cutting edge of teaching psychology through interactive technology. Now you can learn about one of…
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David Myers
In today’s tech world, many students come equipped with laptops for “taking notes.” Actually, as I noted in an earlier blog post, Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer have found that when it comes to remembering and applying concepts, “the pen is mightier than the keyboard.” With laptops, it is easy to take verbatim notes. When writing longhand,… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
I never used to cover sleep, but once it became clear that so many students weren’t getting enough sleep, I started talking about it – at length. I had the same experience with stress. The stress and coping chapter was one I typically skipped in Intro, until I opened my eyes to the stress my students were feeling combined with the lack of good… (Show more)
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David Myers
All good things must come to an end, and few things have been as good as my colleague Tom Ludwig’s 40-year career, which culminates with his Hope College retirement this Spring.   Not only is Tom a superb teacher and a kind and helpful colleague/friend, he is also a self-taught creator of multiple digital resources for the teaching of… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
Federico Babina is a graphic designer and architect. He has created a series of 16 images, collectively called Archiatric, that are a depiction of different psychological disorders. Visit Babina’s Archiatric page and click through each image. [Shout out to Lisa Thompson Potgieter for sharing these prints on the AP Psych Teachers Facebook page!]  … (Show more)
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Morgan Ratner
Worth Publishers' breakthrough interactive resource, Developing Lives, puts each student in the role of parent, shaping the development of a virtual child by making decisions and reacting to real-life events. In this webinar, faculty advocate Sandra Gilliland introduces Developing Lives and provides practical advice for bringing it into the human…
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David Myers
Originally posted on June 17, 2014   Is religion toxic to human flourishing . . . or is it supportive of human happiness, health, and helpfulness? Let’s make this empirical: Is religious engagement associated with humans living well, or with misery, ill-health, premature death, crime, divorce, teen pregnancy, and the like? The answer differs… (Show more)
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David Myers
Here are three random scenes from University of New South Wales’ 19th Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology, which recently assembled sixteen scholars from around the world to share their insights on “The Social Psychology of Living Well.”    Roy Baumeister (Florida State & Queensland) documented the overlap between a happy and a meaningful… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
On the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Facebook page, Cait Alice was asking for advice on how to handle a student’s misconception of how gender works. Allison Matthews recommended the gender unicorn created by the Trans Student Educational Resources group*.    If you’d like to turn this into a class activity, identify how many groups of… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
When I cover monocular cues in the perception section of Intro Psych, I like to show students a few photos and have them identify the monocular cues in the photos. This also works as a small group activity – put a photo up on the screen, ask students to huddle up and identify as many monocular cues as they can, then ask volunteers to identify the… (Show more)
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