APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers

Speakers discussed action teaching, emerging adulthood, research methods, and sensation and perception

The seventh annual APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers was held July 11–13, 2011, in Worcester, Mass. Workshop presenters included TOPSS members Steve Jones of City of Medicine Academy (N.C.) and Kristin Whitlock of Viewmont High School (Utah) and faculty from the Clark University Department of Psychology. Professors Jeff Arnett, PhD, Michael Bamberg, PhD, and Marianne Wiser, PhD, presented on emerging adulthood, research methods, and sensation and perception, respectively. Scott Plous, PhD, professor of psychology at Wesleyan University and founder and executive director of the Social Psychology Network, delivered the keynote address, “Action Teaching: An Exciting New Way to Teach High School Psychology.” Twenty-five high school psychology teachers participated in the workshop, which is cosponsored by the APA Education Directorate, the American Psychological Foundation and Clark University, with generous support from Lee Gurel, PhD.

The eighth APA/Clark University Workshop will be held during the summer of 2012. Details and application information will be posted online.