4th Edition

Teaching Psychology A Step-by-Step Guide

    368 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    368 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Now in its fourth edition, Teaching Psychology synthesizes the latest pedagogical research on effective teaching and translates it into recommendations for classroom application. It explores the rapidly changing academic landscape and offers innovative ideas for teaching psychology and creating inclusive classrooms where all students can experience a sense of belongingness and psychological safety.

    This comprehensive volume covers key topics such as planning a course, choosing teaching methods that promote well-being, diversity and inclusion, assimilating technology (including Artificial Intelligence), and the integration of teaching into the rest of your academic life. The authors include an abundance of supportive, supplementary content to guide and inform new teachers, including their own real-life anecdotes and examples. Fully revised throughout, this new edition analyses updated research on topics such as student evaluations of teaching, establishing the value of your courses, student motivation, and trigger warnings. This edition also features a completely new chapter on teaching psychology abroad and focuses on the goals of post-pandemic teaching, including harnessing the power of online and hybrid teaching environments.

    Presenting a valuable and cutting-edge teaching guide for psychology teachers, this book is a vital resource for those who are training psychology instructors or undertaking a teaching psychology course. It is also a useful text for more experienced faculty who wish to reevaluate their current teaching practices and explore new teaching ideas and techniques.

    1. Introduction

    2. Preparing Your Courses

    3. The First Few Days of Class

    4. Developing Your Teaching Style

    5. Evaluating Student Learning

    6. Faculty-Student Relationships

    7. Teaching with Technology

    8. Assessing and Improving Your Teaching

    9. Integrating Teaching into Your Academic Life

    10. Teaching Psychology Abroad


    Douglas A. Bernstein is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois and Courtesy Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida, USA. He was chairman of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology for 30 years. He has won several teaching awards, including the APA Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award.

    Sue Frantz is Faculty Emerita for Highline College, and Affiliate Faculty for New Mexico State University, USA, with over 30 years of psychology teaching experience. She writes blogs on technology for academics (SueFrantz.com) and teaching psychology (bit.ly/SueFrantzPsych). In 2016, Frantz received the highest honor in the teaching of psychology—the APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award.

    Stephen L. Chew is Professor of Psychology at Samford University, USA. He studies the cognitive basis of effective teaching and learning. He is also the recipient of multiple national teaching awards and serves as the chair of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology.