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Titles of IRA award-winning projects and winners

2014

  • Internship Supervision Resources for Developing Student Employability, Larissa Barber, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

  • Instructor Materials for Teaching Research Methods Using a Consulting Model, Stacie Spencer, Ph.D., MCPHS University, Boston MA

  • Psychology Career Advice Videos, William (Kit) Nast, Ed.D., Bishop State Community College

2013

  • Increasing "Sense of Belonging" in Students in a Large Classroom setting. Dr. Renee Boburka (East Stroudsburg University)
  • Learning Strategy Demonstrations for the Psychology Classroom. Dr. Jennifer McCabe – (Goucher College)
  • Video Clips of Master Teaching. Dr. Jeffrey Stowell (Eastern Illinois University)

2012

  • Scientific Literacy in Psychology Module. Dr. Jamie Peterson (St. Catherine University, MN)
  • This Class is a Joke! Humor as a Pedagogical Tool in the Teaching of Psychology. Dr. Dan Segrist (Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, IL)
  • Case Studies in Human Development. Ms. Lynn Sprott (Jefferson Community College, NY)

2011

  • Beyond Milgram: Expanding Research Ethics Education to Participant Responsibilities  - Larissa Barber
  • Concept maps for statistics and research methods: Teaching and learning aids for core material - Alexis Grosofsky
  • Measuring the Impressive Skills of Psychology Majors: A Revision and Update - Jennifer Perry
  • Teaching Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course - Ana Ruiz
  • Interactive Teaching Activities for Introductory Biopsychology - Stephanie Simon-Dack

2010

  • Death, Dying, and Bereavement Resource Manual – Lisa Bauer 
  • Teaching Students to Be Students through the Introduction to Psychology Course – Sue Frantz 
  • Development of Instructional Blogging Resources for Psychology Instructors – Laura Lunsford 
  • Best Practices for Integrating Mnemonics into Psychology Instruction – Jennifer McCabe 
  • Activities to Increase Graphic Literacy – Meridith Selden

2009

  • Exemplar Studies for Teaching Research Methodology - Natalie Ciarocco
  • BehaviorSim: An Instructional Resource Program for Introductory Psychology Courses - Marcie Desrochers
  • You Can Write in a Statistics Class: Writing as an Instructional Tool to Reduce Anxiety and Improve Statistics Performance - Karen Holmes
  • Excel Statistics Assignments - Michael Tagler
  • Documentary Films for Psychology Courses - Sylvie Taylor

2008

  • Using Literature to Teach Psychology - Denise Bane
  • Mastering APA Style: Demonstrating How to Implement APA Style Rules in Microsoft Word 2007- B. Jean Mandernach
  • Development and validation of an instrument measuring student preparedness for undergraduate statistics. - David Richard
  • It's About Time: Understanding the Psychology of Climate Change. - Heidi Wayment

2007

  • Taking psychology abroad: Resources for designing your study abroad course. - Gabie Smith
  • A six-pack of evidence based decision-making exercises. - Mary Nelson
  • Enhancing the physiological psychology course through the development of neuroanatomy laboratory experiences and integrative exercises. - Steven Lloyd
  • Testing student response systems in the general psychology classroom. - Kiesa Kelly
  • Assessing student learning. - Gail Gottfried

2006

  • Ways of knowing in the psychology classroom: Moving beyond authority and anecdote. - Tabitha Holmes
  • The development of sexual orientation. - Lynn Elmore
  • Films for Psychology: An interactive website for psychology teachers. - Lori Rosenthal.  [Note that we required a hard-copy post-able version prior to making the award. We are not supporting websites any more.]
  • The service circle: Bringing the community to the classroom and the classroom into the community with service learning. - Lori Rosenthal
  • Transformational teaching: empirical investigation and course documents. - George Slavich

2005

  • Teaching psychology for sustainability: A manual of resources. - Britain Scott
  • Using the R-Project to develop computer programming and statistical skills. - Chris Koch
  • Undergraduate preparation for graduate training in forensic psychology.  - Jeffrey Helms
  • Ethical considerations in research with children and youth. - Kim Ernst
  • An online instructional guide for experiential learning abnormal psychology. - Jules Harrell

2004

  • Integrating technology into the classroom: An annotated bibliography. - Lisa Blouin
  • Instructor resources for teaching health psychology and pediatric psychology. - Mark McKellop
  • Material to integrate computer modeling into the psychology curriculum. - Andrea Karkowski
  • An interactive exploration of theories on learning and memory 1: Beginnings. - Brian Thomas
  • Data-based scholarship of teaching: Guidelines for research leading to public domain outcomes. - Baron Perlman
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