• Cardiac Arrest and the Conscious Experience of Death

      “Death is reversible.” So began NYU medical center’s director of Critical Care and Resuscitation Research Science, Sam Parnia, at a recent research consultation on people’s death experi...
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  • Trends in Youth and Young Adult Well-Being

    A tweet from my colleague Jean Twenge—a world-class expert at tracking youth well-being in massive data sets—alerted me to the recently released 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Among its dozen...
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  • Psychological Science: Full of Surprises?

    Photo 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...
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  • The Illusion of Understanding

    “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...
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  • “High Impact Practices: Deep Learning and Skill Building” Featuring David B. Strohmetz & Natalie J. Ciarocco

    10/18/19 2:00 PM
    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 Imp...
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  • Selfies vs. posies: Experiment example

    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 ...
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  • Need lesson plan ideas

    Teaching General Psychology class
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  • Viktor Frankl and the Search for Meaning

     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 ...
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  • Recommended Student Learning Outcomes for Intro Psych

    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 In...
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  • A final course review: The top ten list

    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 ...
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  • Do Something! Stop Mass Shootings and Prevent Suicides! But What Can Psychology Contribute?

    “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 Congre...
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  • Congratulations, New Penguin Parents!

    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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  • “Can You Repeat the Question?” Was Robert Mueller Exhibiting Age-Related Cognitive Decline—or Hearing Loss?

    On 48 occasions during his recent testimony regarding Russian election interference, former special counsel Robert Mueller—seeming “confused,” “uncertain,” and “forgetful”&mda...
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  • APA Focus Group: My Psychology: A New Approach to Introductory Psychology with Andrew Pomerantz

    8/9/19 12:00 PM
    12-2 pm: My Psychology: A New Approach to Introductory Psychology with Andrew Pomerantz (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) In this session, we'll preview the new edition of the groundbreaking text My Psy...
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  • APA Focus Group: Research Methods & Your Course Needs with David Strohmetz

    8/9/19 4:30 PM
    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 ...
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  • APA Focus Group: Clinical Psychology & Your Course Needs

    8/9/19 2:30 PM
    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 t...
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  • APA Focus Group: Abnormal Psychology & Your Course Needs with Jon Comer

    8/9/19 10:00 AM
    10-11:30 am: Abnormal Psychology & Your Course Needs with Jon Comer (Florida International University) This focus group will center around the abnormal psychology course market where we will discuss instructor and...
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  • APA Focus Group: A New Approach to Abnormal Psychology with Andrew Pomerantz

    8/9/19 8:00 AM
    8-9:30 am: A New Approach to Abnormal Psychology with Andrew Pomerantz (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) This session will look at preliminary materials for a new abnormal psychology project. Participants wi...
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  • Showing Up and Showing Off

    Interested in the psychology of sports? Ever wondered if athletes really have something to prove when they play against their old teams and teammates? If so, check out this new blog post! http://www.sps...
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  • Interteaching: Shifting Responsibility for Learning from Instructor to Student

    In an article I had written on interteaching (2015), I wrote,   I was working harder on the course than they appeared to be. I was reading the textbook; my students were not. I was trying to find good examples of...
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