On this page you will find a host of resources designed to bring psychological science into the classroom. These include instructional materials for teaching about the latest in cutting-edge research and expert guidance on pedagogy, as well as blogs, videos and other links to topics that will engage students and anyone who wants to learn about psychological science.
A series of Observer columns by C. Nathan DeWall, David G. Myers, Cindi May and Gil Einstein offering advice and how-to guidance about teaching an area of research that has been the focus of an article in the APS journal Current Directions in Psychological Science.
A classic collection of suggestions and tips for teachers of psychological science at all levels. Teaching tips are also available translated into Spanish.
Translated Teaching Resources
These resources are made possible with the support of the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science
Click on any topic below to see a collection of resources ready for teachers to plug into course materials and student assignments. Suggestions for additional topics? Let us know.
- Brain Training
- Critical Thinking
- Distracted Driving
- Emotion and Affect
- Happiness and Subjective Well-Being
- Health and Behavior
- Income Inequality
- Judgment and Decision-Making
- Learning Styles
- Learning and Teaching
- Learning in Young Children
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Statistics and Methodology
- Visual Perception
More than 3,300 psychological scientists and their students have joined the APS Wikipedia Initiative (APSWI)
In August, the Wiki Education Foundation is hosting a four-week online seminar tailored to the needs of instructors of psychological science. Topics include editing basics, guidelines for citing references, and the norms and expectations of editing in Wikipedia. To enroll or find out more information, email seminar coordinator Helaine Blumenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professors are making editing articles part of course writing assignments, in which students contribute content to Wikipedia instead of writing a traditional research paper.
Others are using their expertise to evaluate the quality of Wikipedia articles about core topics in psychological science in order to highlight those most in need of revision.
To facilitate classroom activities, APS has partnered with The Wikipedia Education Program supported by the Wiki Education Foundation. Wiki Ed has online training materials for instructors and students, volunteers to provide support, and handouts for students. Check out Resources for Instructors for a full list of resources available from Wiki Ed.
The APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science
Inviting applications for grants of up to $5,000 to launch new projects that advance the teaching of psychological science.
Application deadlines: March 1 and October 1.
Made possible through the generous support of