National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula
August 2011

Working Group and Task Force Members

National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula Working Group (2007-2011)

Amy C. Fineburg, PhD, Chair, Oak Mountain High School, Birmingham, AL
James E. Freeman, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
David G. Myers, PhD, Hope College, Holland, MI
Debra E. Park, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; West Deptford High School, Westville, NJ (retired)
Hilary Rosenthal, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL

National Standards Advisory Panel (2007 – 2011)

Elizabeth Ligon Bjork, PhD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Joan C. Chrisler, PhD, Connecticut College, New London, CT
James W. Kalat, PhD, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Cheryl A. Luis, PhD, Roskamp Institute Memory Clinic, Tampa, FL
S. Morton McPhail, PhD, Valtera Corporation, Houston, TX
Jeffery Scott Mio, PhD, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
David B. Mitchell, PhD, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
Patricia Puccio, EdD, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Daniel Reisberg, PhD, Reed College, Portland, OR
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula Working Group (2005)

Kristin H. Whitlock, Chair, Viewmont High School, Bountiful, UT
Amy C. Fineburg, Spain Park High School, Hoover, AL
James E. Freeman, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Marie T. Smith, PhD, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, MD

National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula Working Group (1999–2004)

Laura L. Maitland, Chair, Mepham High School, Bellmore, NY
Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE
Kenneth A. Weaver, PhD, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Kristin H. Whitlock, Viewmont High School, Bountiful, UT

Task Force Members and Standards Authors (1994–1999)

Laura L. Maitland, Chair, Mepham High School, Bellmore, NY
Ruth M. Anderson, Clovis West High School, Clovis, CA
Charles T. Blair-Broeker, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, IA
Carol J. Dean, EdD, Lake Park High School, Roselle, IL
Randal M. Ernst, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE
Jane S. Halonen, PhD, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Bates Mandel, Ben Franklin High School, Philadelphia, PA
Wilbert J. McKeachie, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Marilyn J. Reedy, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI


This document is the most recent revision of the document originally entitled National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology, first approved by the APA Council of Representatives in August 1999 and revised as the National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula in August 2005. This second revision is effective as of August 2011 and supersedes the previous versions.

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