Welcome to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)
Welcome to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology! As we embark upon a new year, I want to invite you to become involved in the activities of STP and to use the various services available here, whether the wonderful materials available via the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, Project Syllabus, the Departmental Consulting Service, STP e-Books, or the myriad other activities and materials provided to support the teaching of psychology.
I want to particularly encourage those of you who are early career psychologists or graduate students. If you have not already done so, get in touch with the Early Career Psychologists Committee or the Graduate Student Teaching Association, both accessible behind the Membership tab on this page. You are the future of our profession, and I urge you to add your voice and your good work to those of your colleagues who have made STP a growing presence on behalf of excellence in the teaching of psychology, not only in the U.S., but internationally.
I hope together we can find ways to continue to: 1) move toward the teaching of a psychology of all people; 2) develop and teach not only factual knowledge, but also the process of scientific literacy; and 3) advocate for psychology in particular, and the liberal arts and sciences in general, in the educational framework of our institutions.
Finally, I thank my predecessor, Janie Wilson, for her passionate and determined support of the teaching of psychology, and for her efforts to make psychological science accessible to the broader community. Let’s continue to use the resources she has made available via the wiki she established for that purpose:
Have a great spring semester!
All the best,
How I Teach