Teaching Sessions

Teaching Sessions

For anyone interested in learning more about teaching – researchers, teachers and grad students – all welcome! APS 2024 offers a number of educational sessions on the teaching of psychological science. In addition to the annual Teaching Institute preconference, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Talks and the APS-David Myers Distinguished Lecture on the Science and Craft of Teaching Psychological Science will take place on Friday, May 24.

The 2024 APS-STP Teaching Institute (additional registration fee required) is sponsored by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP).  The program offers informative talks and practical advice from experts on the teaching of psychology. The Teaching Institute begins with an evening workshop on Wednesday, May 22, and continues with a day-long program on Thursday, May 23. See our exciting lineup of speakers!

Teaching Sessions

The following reflects programming content and speakers as of January 24, 2024.

(additional registration fee required for the Teaching Institute)

Wednesday, May 22


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Beyond Theory: Practical Strategies for Cultivating Career Skills in Psychology Courses

Janet Peters, Washington State University Tri-Cities

Thursday, May 23

Opening Plenary

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Courage, Dear Heart: Taking Your First or Hundredth Step to Using Open Educational Resources

Amy Nusbaum, Heritage University

Concurrent Sessions

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Psychological Science Vs. Pop Psychology, Or, Teaching Students That Scientific Uncertainty Is A Good Thing

Celeste Pilegard, University of California, San Diego       

From the Margins to Mainstream Psychology: Leveraging Identity Development to Invite Students of Color into Psychological Science

Tissyana Camacho, California State University, Northridge           

Distinguished Lecture

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

We Need to Teach About Disability as Diversity in Psychology

Kathleen Bogart, Oregon State University

Concurrent Sessions

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Two Needs with One Deed: Assessment Strategies that Evaluate Knowledge and Prompt Learning

Jenn Veilleux, University of Arkansas

Novel & Appropriate: Using Creativity Research to Think Creatively About Teaching

Annie Ditta, University of California, Riverside

Closing Plenary

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

It is Not All Fun and Games…But It Could Be: The Future of Play in Psychological Sciences

Diana R. Sanchez, San Francisco State University    


APS 2024 Teaching Sessions

(Sessions included in your APS 2024 registration)

Friday, May 24

Society for the Teaching of Psychology Talks

1:00 – 2:00 PM

On Being Accepted: Attending to the Personal and Political Matters of Belonging on University Campuses

Rebecca Covarrubias, University of California, Santa Cruz  

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Your Textbook is Out-of-Date: What We Know Now About Gender and Sexuality, and How To Teach It

Lisa Diamond, University of Utah


APS-David Myers Distinguished Lecture on the Science and Craft of Teaching Psychological Science

This lecture is sponsored by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science.

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Translating Cognitive Research into a Useful Framework for Teaching and Learning

Stephen L. Chew, University of Connecticut-Samford


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