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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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David Myers
Click to view contentOn 48 occasions during his recent testimony regarding Russian election interference, former special counsel Robert Mueller—seeming “confused,” “uncertain,” and “forgetful”—asked to have questions repeated. Was Mueller, who turns 75 this week, exhibiting, as so many pundits surmised, “cognitive aging” or perhaps even early signs of dementia?  … (Show more)
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Alanna Smith
4:30-6 pm: Research Methods & Your Course Needs with David Strohmetz (University of West Florida) This focus group will center around the research methods course and will look at materials from the latest edition of Discovering the Scientist Within. Participants will read over samples of this project, fill out a questionnaire, and engage in a…
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Alanna Smith
2:30-4 pm: Clinical Psychology & Your Course Needs This focus group will center around the introduction to clinical psychology course where you can participate in a discussion of instructor and student needs for the course, content coverage, trends in the market, and media and technology interests for this course. Participants will also read over…
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