March 2006 | Vol. 4 No. 2

March 2006 gradPSYCH Magazine cover

COVER PACKAGE: Tools for teaching

  • Conversation starters

    How you can get students to participate in classroom discussions that stimulate critical thinking.

  • Learning to teach, teaching to learn

    Want to be an effective teacher? Find creative ways to engage students–and yourself–in the material.

  • Lights, camera, action

    Movies, music and other media can enliven your classroom.

  • Students teaching

    Graduate students are gearing up to teach through preparatory programs and by honing their skills at community colleges and local universities.

  • Tapping teamwork

    Experts offer advice on using group work to activate student learning.

  • What to expect in class discussions

    How to handle troublesome students who talk too much, are shy, argue and debate, or are completely uninterested

  • What's in a grade?

    Set your grading criteria and stick to them, say experienced instructors.


Get down to business

Learn the basics of starting your own practice.


From bands to electroencephalograms

A love of music, combined with the tools of experimental psychology, drives a graduate-student's research.

Paper in a typewriter titled "Chapter 1"


Lessons in advocacy

More education and training programs are giving graduate students the skills they need to promote psychology's mission.

Navigating the stacks

Getting to know all the library can offer can save you time—and boost your research know-how.

Older and wiser

Students weigh in on their decision to take up psychology as a second career.

Peers with problems

Students can help when peers are in trouble.

Publishing your dissertation

The process may seem daunting, but publishing your dissertation is doable if you follow some simple steps.


Loan repayment

Programs relieve researchers and clinicians from burdensome student debt.

The Latest

  • New books offer advice for students

    Three new APA books aim to guide students through graduate school and early-career hurdles, from dissertations to certification

  • Prepare now for your job hunt

    In order to get ready for job hunting, students should talk to their advisor, network, consider priorities, and look at all possible job sources

  • SSC honors promising early research

    APA's Science Student Council (SSC) has presented two psychology graduate students with its second annual Early Research Awards-one each in applied and basic psychological research