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David Myers
In the aftermath of the New Zealand massacre of Muslims at worship, American pundits have wondered: While the perpetrator alone is responsible for the slaughter, do the expressed attitudes of nationalist, anti-immigrant world leaders increase White nationalism—and thus the risk of such violence?   Consider Donald Trump’s rhetoric against… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
When Seattle residents were surveyed concerning their fear of crime, many reported a fear that outpaced the actual level of crime. Two neighborhoods, for example, “are seemingly safe places to live, and rank among the 15 neighborhoods with the lowest rates of reported crime. But in terms of fear, they rank second and third, respectively — both at… (Show more)
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David Myers
With so many trillions of daily happenings, some weird and wonderful events are inevitable—random serendipities that we could never predict in foresight but can savor in hindsight. From sports to relationships to our very existence, chance rules.   Sports. I defy you to watch this 7-second basketball clip (of a “double doinked” basketball fan)… (Show more)
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Sue Frantz
Adjunct faculty, unfortunately, often don’t have the kind of support full-time faculty do. As full-time faculty, many of us could do a better job supporting both our new and our long-standing adjuncts.   The Adjunct Faculty Resource Guide from the American Psychological Association can help. This 19-page document was originally produced by the… (Show more)
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David Myers
What are today’s U.S. teens feeling and doing? And how do they differ from the teens of a decade ago?   A new Pew Research Center survey of nearly a thousand 13- to 17-year-olds offers both troubling and encouraging insights (here and here).   The Grim News   Screen time vs. face-to-face time. Today’s teens spend about half their nearly six… (Show more)
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Alanna Smith
Help shape the future of the intro psych course! The APA is looking for instructors to provide feedback to their APA Introductory Psychology Initiative Census (APA IPIC). Take a look at ow.ly/lZGu30nYCVS   
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Sue Frantz
Cartoonists have pretty good insight into the workings of the human mind. How many of them took Intro Psych?   These comics will jazz up your next research methods, cognition, personality, learning, and social psych lectures.   Dilbert's boss does not have an operational definition of "employee engagement," and, thus, no way to measure it. Also,… (Show more)
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Alanna Smith
Susan Burns is speaking on 4/5/19: Teaching Sex and Gender Beyond the Binary   Abstract: The topics of sex and gender have moved from interesting quasi-independent variables to front-page headlines around the globe. Regardless of one’s sub-discipline in psychology, these topics have become central dialogue in and outside of the classroom. In this…
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Alanna Smith
Natalie Ciarocco will be presenting: From Start to Finish: Integrating Skill Development Into Your Courses More information at the Conference Web site: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/conventions
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Alanna Smith
Susan Burns is speaking on 4/5/19: Teaching Sex and Gender Beyond the Binary   Abstract: The topics of sex and gender have moved from interesting quasi-independent variables to front-page headlines around the globe. Regardless of one’s sub-discipline in psychology, these topics have become central dialogue in and outside of the classroom. In this…
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