Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

STP-APS Teaching Institute

The APS-STP Teaching Institute is held annually as a pre-conference to the regular conference of the Association for Psychological Science.  The teaching institute begins with a Wednesday evening workshop and continues all day Thursday with plenary and concurrent sessions on a host of topics relevant to the teaching of psychology.  The institute also includes an active and vibrant poster session.  In addition, STP sponsors three talks during the regular convention.   

  • Director of STP Programming at APS: R. Eric Landrum, Boise State University
    • Next Meeting:  May 23-26, 2019, Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
    • Future Meeting: May 21-24, 2020, Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL
    • Email:R. Eric Landrum,
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STP @ APS 2019

It is likely that you have already seen the details about the 26th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute.  The kickoff event is the Wednesday May 22 evening workshop presented by Elizabeth Yost Hammer and Jason S. Todd of Xavier University of Louisiana on “Making Writing Meaningful in the Psych Classroom.”

On Thursday, May 23, it’s an action-packed day of teaching events and activities.  There will be an opening plenary by Betsy Morgan from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a distinguished lecture by Tania Israel from the University of California-Santa Barbara, and a closing plenary by Neil Lutsky of Carleton College.   Concurrent session speakers include Natalie Ciarocco from Monmouth University, Wind Goodfriend from Buena Vista University, Bridgette Martin Hard from Duke University, Jessica Hartnett from Gannon University, Dave Kreiner from the University of Central Missouri, and Ali Mattu from Columbia University.  There will also be a teaching-focused poster session featured during the Teaching Institute as well.  It is indeed an action-packed teaching day!

But wait, there’s more!

On the Saturday of the regular APS Convention, STP annually sponsors three speakers who appear on the program (no special registration is necessary to attend these events).  In 2019, those speakers are:

Saturday, May 25 at 10:00am: Nadine J. Kaslow, Emory University
Translating Psychological Science for the Public
This presentation focuses on what it means to translate psychological science to the public, as well as why, what, and to whom to translate. It offers state-of-the-art strategies for sharing psychological science, acknowledges barriers to doing so, and provides recommendations for effective translation of our science to the public.

Saturday, May 25 at 11:00am: David Dunning, University of Michigan
False Belief and Self-Belief in a Post-Truth World
The American political scene has become increasingly divisive and partisan, and citizens endorse more extreme (and false) beliefs about economic, social, and political facts.  The speaker will discuss the psychology behind such false belief and what people may do to align their beliefs better to reality in a “post-truth” world.

Saturday, May 25 at 1:00pm: Nora Newcomb, Temple University
The Science of Learning: What Have We Learned?
Over the past two decades, we have seen the emergence of a science of learning that is creating recommendations and guidelines for teaching and learning across the life span and across various subject domains. This talk will survey the field and address how best to access and use this information.

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  1. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2018 Schedule (click here)
  2. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2016  Schedule (click here)
  3. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2015 Schedule (click here)
  4. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2014 Schedule (click here)
  5. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2013 Schedule (click here)
  6. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2012 Schedule (click here)
  7. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2011 Schedule (click here)
  8. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2010 Schedule (click here)
  9. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2009 Schedule (click here)
  10. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2008 Schedule (click here)
  11. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2007 Schedule (click here)
  12. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2006 Schedule (click here)
  13. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2005 Schedule (click here)
  14. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2004 Schedule (click here)
  15. STP-APS Teaching Institute 2003 Schedule (click here)
Previous Directors of STP -APS Teaching Institute in Reverse Chronological Order
  • 2012-2018: Dr. Jeff Holmes, Ithaca College
  • 2012-2008 Dr. Tracy Zinn, James Madison University
  • 2008-2004 Dr. Dana Dunn, Morovian College
  • 2054-2002 : Dr. Valerie Whittlesey, Kennesaw State University
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