There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Dana S Dunn Ph.D.
Summer isn't just for some "downtime" after the academic year. You can plan for and work toward your future, whether it's in the workforce or graduate school.
Is there a right or wrong way to run the first day of a college-level class? It may depend on the students, the course, and the instructor in the moment.
APA Style is an essential part of the educational experience of most undergraduate psychology majors. But, like anything, it should be used—and therefore assigned—judiciously.
College and university faculty members are back in the saddle again; many have returned to the physical classroom along with their students. Still, some adjustments must be made.
We may want campus life to be back to normal but this may take a while. In some cases, things may have changed for good.
It's been a strange academic year away from campus as most faculty members have taught remotely. What will it be like to return to campus this fall? How can they prepare?
Covid-19 changed the face of higher education and how teaching is done. Perhaps there are some good things to retain from virtual teaching when we all return to campus this fall.
How to plan a productive summer as the spring semester comes to a close.
Remote and hybrid teaching and learning have been the focus of many colleges and universities since spring 2020. What will happen come fall 2021 now that vaccines are available?
Has this unprecedented teaching experiment taught us anything?
Why and when should we use "Dr." or "Professor?"
Stress and tempers regarding politics are at an all-time high — and college students are not immune. Many are anxious or worse. Here's how you can help.
Will Zoom create a sense of doom and gloom in the typical classroom?
Colleges and universities are reopening for the fall semester. It is not business or education as usual.
If you plan to return to your college or university campus this fall, some adjustments will be necessary. Be ready to make them.
Is online teaching awful? Like many, I had the wrong idea. It can grow on you.
Why is our discipline frequently used as a political target, when it is clear that the major offers so much to students?
Traditional college classes around the country switched from physical to virtual months ago. Will instructors and students get to share a good goodbye when the academic year ends?
How can you avoid thinking about the uncertainty and anxiety the coronavirus represents?
What kind of psychology major are (or were) you?
A quick guide to asking for letters of recommendation for grad school or for someone to serve as a reference for a job application.
Is graduate school a good choice for you? Perhaps—but you need to do some hard thinking before committing.
The fall semester is almost half over—have college students, especially first-year students, assessed how they are doing so far? Do a needed reality check before midterms!
What can first-time college students do to ensure a good first academic (and social) year?
Do you want to make yourself stand out from other students while having a life changing experience?
Students are often graded on what they say during their college psychology classes. What constitutes a quality comment? What doesn't?
Should you take a summer course? What are the pros and the pitfalls of doing so?
Many psychology majors plan to attend graduate school, but some of them wait too long to begin the process. When should they begin planning to apply? What key steps are involved?
What teacher or educator had the greatest influence on your learning and development?
New year's resolutions often fail because people try to make a massive change all at once. A more modest introduction of new habits will work better, especially for students.
Dana S. Dunn, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychology at Moravian University, a liberal arts university in Bethlehem, PA.