There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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How to teach psychology well
Dana S Dunn Ph.D.
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.
It's the gift-giving season--can you give a "self-gift" in a constructive way?
On college and university campuses, midterm time is crunch time. What can students and faculty do to ensure coursework goes smoothly?
Instructors, including psychology teachers, are there to help you. Why not get to know them and learn from them during their office hours?
Leaving home is a part of growing up—and going to college is a gentle but important introduction to leaving home. Fight the urge to return home during that critical first semester.
Why is assessment in psychology education important? It is much deeper than just taking quizzes and tests.
College can be stressful. What can you do this summer to de-stress so you are relaxed when fall rolls around?
Cheating is risky, foolish, and ultimately self-defeating. Don't do it. And counsel your friends and loved ones not to do it either.
Are students ready for their next academic year? Working ahead will not only save time later, it will increase their chances for success.
Are you interested in learning about psychology outside the classroom? Consider attending a psychology conference.
A well-chosen minor in college can actually enrich a major, but how do you choose one? And if you do, is psychology a good choice?
Do all psychologists have training in therapy? What degrees do psychologists have?
Can a low-stakes interview help psychology majors prepare for post-graduate life?
Advice that should be shared with college students everywhere on what to do as the semester or quarter winds down.
Choosing any college major, including psychology, is a big step. What do you need to know or think about before making your choice?
Adjusting to college requires developing helpful routines. These routines aren't rocket science, but many are ignored to the detriment of students, especially first-year students
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, were disturbing. Enclosed are some anti-Hate resources for teachers and interested others to use in their classrooms in the coming weeks.
Question: When should students learn about the science of psychology? Answer: High School!
Many recent high school graduates are thinking about what they want to study in college. What should they be thinking about when deciding on a college major?
Thousands of psychology majors will be graduating this month or next. What skills have they learned along the way that can help them segue into the workplace or graduate school?
Letters of reference or recommendation are important for future jobs or post-graduate educational opportunities—secure them now, not later.
Summer will soon be here and college students, especially psychology majors, need to make plans in order to maximize their opportunities.
Social class is the sociocultural elephant in the room, but we need to talk about it and learn about it to understand the state of our nation.
How can psychology majors prepare for the world of work if graduate school is not their goal?
Final exams will be here shortly for college students around the country—what can they do to do their best on them? Here are some suggestions based on psychological science!
The election is over, the outcome a surprise, and many students are struggling to make sense of it all. What can psychology educators do to help?
The frost may or may not be on the pumpkin, but one thing is for sure: The fall semester is fading fast. It will be over before you know it. Where do you stand in your classes?
If you or someone you know is a college senior or a college graduate who wants to go for a graduate degree in psychology, the time to apply is soon—get organized now!
Dana S. Dunn, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychology at Moravian College, a liberal arts college in Bethlehem, PA.