Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Welcome to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)

September 4, 2018

It was good to see so many of you at the APA convention in San Francisco last month. We had thought-provoking conversations about teaching – at the sessions, in the hallways, over coffee, and at the STP social hour. Let’s do it again August 9-12, 2019 in the Windy City – Chicago!

I hope to see you at STP’s own Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT) in Phoenix next month (October 19 and 20). I can promise you that there will be thought-provoking conversations about teaching there, too! The early-bird registration has passed, but regular registration runs September 3rd through September 16th. We have a $30 registration discount for STP members. And since your STP annual membership is $25… well, you can do the math. Please be there by Friday at 8:30 am to hear the indomitable David Myers talk (Teaching Psychological Science in a Post-Truth Age), applaud this year’s teaching award recipients, and then attend the relatively brief STP Business Meeting to hear what your STP Executive Committee and the incredible volunteers that make up STP’s committees, task forces, directors, and editors have been working on since last year’s ACT. Download the full ACT schedule of events.

Charles Brewer, who passed away earlier this year, was a legend in the teaching of psychology. There is a reason teaching of psychology’s highest honor is named for him: The Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. STP will publish a special issue of ToPNEWS-Online in October to honor his life and legacy. I hope you contribute.

Please send the following to by September 20, 2018

  • Your name and relationship(s) to Dr. Brewer (e.g., former student, colleague, AP Reader, etc.)
  • Your current institutional affiliation (if relevant)
  • Text of your remembrances of Dr. Brewer (which will appear verbatim in the newsletter)
  • If available, a photo connected to your remembrance with a descriptive caption (which will appear verbatim in the newsletter).

In other news, for members of APA, on September 14th ballots to vote for APA president will be sent. Your STP Executive Committee is happy to endorse Susan K. Whitbourne and Sandra L. Shullman for APA president. I encourage you to review the statements of each of the candidates.

You make it all happen!

If you’re a member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, we are very happy to have you as part of our family! When you’re ready to get more involved, please check out the Get Involved page for new opportunities.

If you like what the Society for the Teaching of Psychology does, but are not yet a member, please join us. Only $25/year supports everything that STP does for the teaching of psychology and, for you, it opens up professional development, professional service, and funding opportunities.

If you haven’t already, we’d love to have you join the discussions on our Facebook group or on one of our listservs, or follow us on Twitter (@TeachPsych).

Sue Frantz
President, Society for the Teaching of Psychology

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