Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Convention: Boston, MA

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Catching and Holding Interest in the College Classroom

Friday May 28, 2010, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM - Back Bay Ballroom D

Judith M. Harackiewicz Judith M. Harackiewicz
University of Wisconsin-Madison

How does interest in an academic topic develop, and what can instructors do to promote the development of interest? I will present experimental and longitudinal work that examines the predictors and consequences of interest development in college classes, and discuss the importance of interest in college education.

2010 Program Committee
Tyler S. Lorig, Washington and Lee University (Chair); Nalini Ambady, Tufts University; Abigail Baird, Vassar College; Sian Beilock, University of Chicago; Daniel Klein, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York; Richard Lewis, Pomona College; Kris Preacher, University of Kansas; Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University; Timothy Strauman, Duke University; Tracy Zinn, James Madison University