Is the Promise of Open Educational Resources Fulfilled? We need to get Sherlockian

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In an age of misleading social media and “fake news”, I took solace in the fact that science has a peer review process that separates the wheat from the chaff. It was reassuring to think that authors had sifted and winnowed through reams of research to present key findings. I realize I was letting myself […]

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Can You Handle The Truth About Research?

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Can you handle the truth?  Some of you may remember Jack Nicholson’s rant on the witness stand in A Few Good Men.  I am often reminded of that phrase when I discuss research findings. Sadly, it is not because the findings are disturbing, though many are, but because as every good psychological scientist knows, research […]

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JACKPOT of Teaching Resources: Health Psychology

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I have been teaching Health Psychology for over 20 years now. I first put together some materials to support the class when I served as Chair of the Society for Health Psychology’s Education and Training Council, and then for the instructor’s manual of my textbook. Recently, I co-authored two pieces reporting on the state of teaching […]

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You Bailing? Don’t.

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We are all busy people. Sometimes we get a little extra time in the day when someone we had an appointment with fails to show up. As a professor, there are a number of times when I will be sitting in my office for my 10 o’clock meeting and no one shows up. Sometimes the […]

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A Student’s Take on Phones in Class [Guest Post-Amber Collegnon]

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[Senior Psychology Major Amber Collegnon did her Honors project on the effectives of various Brain Games. Here she provides a student perspective on a faculty peeve.] It often seems like college professors are lecturing students about putting their phones away just as much as they are about class content. Have you ever wondered if there’s […]

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Do you teach RESEARCH METHODS?

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You are invited to participate in a survey conducted by Regan A. R. Gurung and Rosalyn Stoa (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay).  We hope to obtain a comprehensive understanding of how research methods is taught, including the content covered, in order to provide resources and guidance to instructors of the field. The survey will take approximately 15 […]

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Looking for Something Completely Different (To share Psychological Science)?

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What are some core elements of Psychological Science? I recently picked some key elements and stitched together a short narrative. I was looking for a completely different way to share key principles. I wanted a non-lecture. I wanted non-textbook.  The result is one way to get psychology out more. Being a Psych Nerd, and someone […]

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Citations for Gurung TedX Talk.

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Bandura, A., Ross, D. & Ross, S.A. (1961). Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 63, 575-82. Barrett, L. F., Mesquita, B., Ochsner, K. N., & Gross, J. J. (2007). The Experience of Emotion. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 373–403. http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.psych.58.110405.085709Lazarus, R. S. , and Folkman, S. (1984). Stress, Appraisal, and Coping. New […]

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