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 in Spanish.
A summary of recent findings from the world of psychological science.
A six-part video workshop featuring Geoff Cumming, La Trobe University, Australia explaining why the new statistics are necessary and how psychological scientists can implement them.
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 in Young Children
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Science of Learning
- Statistics and Methodology
- Visual Perception
- APS-David Myers Lecture on the Science and Craft of Teaching Psychological Science
- Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Interviews with Legends of Psychological Science
- APS Convention Addresses
French National Conference on the Teaching of Psychology
16-17 September 2016
National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology
January 3–6, 2017
St. Pete Beach, FL, USA
International Convention of Psychological Science
23-25 March 2017
More than 3,300 psychological scientists and their students have joined the APS Wikipedia Initiative (APSWI)
In August 2015, the Wiki Education Foundation hosted a four-week online seminar tailored to the needs of instructors of psychological science. Topics included editing basics, guidelines for citing references, and the norms and expectations of editing in Wikipedia.
To see video archives or get more information, contact WikiEd 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
Translating Research to Improve the Teaching of Psychological Science
A new grant program from the APS Teaching Fund encourages the development of evidence-demonstrated interventions that apply well-established principles to improve the teaching of psychological science.
The APS Teaching Fund invites proposals for grants of up to $15,000 to support research contributing to this effort in the teaching of psychological science in higher education.
2017 deadline for proposals will be announced soon
Small Grants for Teaching Projects
The APS Teaching Fund invites proposals for grants of up to $5,000 to launch new projects that advance the teaching of psychological science.
Proposal deadlines: March 1 and October 1
Established with the generous support of The David and Carol Myers Foundation