Teaching Tips

Teaching and Advising First-Year Students

The first year of college is a high-stakes time: nationally, 29 percent of students do not return for the second year of college at four-year institutions. At two-year colleges, 46 percent do not return after the first year. Failure to retain students not only hurts our institutions financially; it also reveals a failure to carry out our mission of student success. ... More>

Teaching Tips

Exploring Social Justice Through Music

The concept of social justice is taught in many college courses across numerous disciplines, including social work, political philosophy, education, and psychology. Finding ways of exploring social justice that are meaningful and engaging to students can present significant challenges for any instructor. ... More>


Remembering Edward E. Smith

Colleagues share personal and professional recollections of APS Board member and APS William James Fellow Edward E. Smith known for his contributions to the field, his wit, and his friendship. ... More>

Teaching Tips

Teaching a Night Class

Teaching a night class can be intimidating at first, but with sound preparation and some unconventional strategies, you can succeed. ... More>


In Love With Science This February

In February 2013, love (of psychological science) was in the air; more than 125 articles about research published in APS journals appeared in major media outlets ... More>