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One of APS’s founding principles is a dedication to supporting the teaching of psychological science.



Alan G. Kraut

APS Executive Director
Brenda Milner
Brenda Milner
An Interview with Brenda Milner


Part of a series of conversations with legends of psychological science free for classroom use

In this “Inside the Psychologist’s Studio” interview, Milner sat down with social psychologist and writer Carol Tavris to discuss her life and extraordinary career.

Watch Interview (recorded at the 2012 APS Convention)

More Videos for the Classroom

Other interviews in this series include:


APS Publications: Free Classroom Use

There is no reprint, copyright fee, or permission required for the use of any APS article for any teaching, classroom, or educational activity, provided that no resale occurs.

Observer XpressThis bi-monthly e-newsletter provides a themed round-up of interesting psychological science research.
Teaching of Psychology Discount
Through an agreement with the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), APS Members may receive a one-year STP membership that includes its quarterly journal Teaching of Psychology for just $25 (regular rate for journal subscription alone is $136).
Subscribe when you renew your APS Membership or call (202) 293-9300.

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APS Wikipedia Initiative
More than 2,000 psychological scientists and their students have joined the APS Wikipedia Initiative (APSWI) by editing and rating article quality and students, under the supervision of their professors, are using Wikipedia entries as course writing assignments. The APSWI portal helps set up a class, makes assignments, tracks individual student contributions, and supports peer review.

Rate Wikipedia Entries: APS Members are also rating Wikipedia article quality in these four categories: Trustworthy, Objective, Complete, and Well-written (rating scale located at the bottom of each entry). Create an account in the APSWI portal to find articles in your area of expertise.

APS Fund for Teaching and Public
Understanding of Psychological Science
Through a generous endowment from the David & Carol Myers Foundation, the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science supports a number of initiatives, including Small Grants to support projects on the teaching of psychology (Application Information l Grant Reports).

Coming in 2013

Current Directions in the Classroom

Published in the APS Observer, David G. Myers and C. Nathan DeWall’s new column will bring you guides and tips for teaching from APS’s popular journal Current Directions in Psychological Science.

APS 25th Anniversary
Teaching at the APS Convention
May 23-26, 2013
Washington, DC, USA
APS and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) co-sponsor the annual day-long Teaching Institute before each APS Convention.
2013 Teaching Institute Speakers: David Andresen, Scott C. Bates, D. Alan Bensley, Thomas E. Heinzen, Timothy Jay, Laura A. King, Beth A. Morling, Jonathan F. Mueller, Michael Murtagh, Susan A. Nolan, Bradley R. Postle, Keith E. Stanovich, Daniel Willingham, and Janice D. Yoder

But wait, there's more! APS-David Myers Distinguished Lecture on the
Science and Craft of Teaching Psychology
David L. Strayer, University of Utah
Sample the science from the 2012 APS Convention with videos and news coverage.

APS Support for NITOP

Each year, participants at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) engage teaching-related topics, keeping educators up-to-date on the discipline’s most recent discoveries, developments, and innovative ways to teach psychological science.

APS Members receive a discount on conference registration.
The speakers at the January 3-6, 2013 meeting include:
Carol Tavris, Elizabeth Loftus, Ludy Benjamin, Jane Halonen,
David Daniel, Marilla Svinicki, and Louis Penner