Posts filed under: Teaching Psychology

The Many Meanings of Theory

There is no question that English can be a complicated, confusing language. I have a great deal of respect for those who master English as a second language. Not only do we have different ways to pronounce things like “ough” […]

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The Things We Do to Write Textbooks….

You’ve all probably seen and read about “the dress,” or the color constancy phenomenon than not only launched a viral reaction but promoted a special edition of The Journal of Vision. Of course, we are going to include this in our new […]

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Butterflies and Taste Aversion

I haven’t had much time in between working on my three books this year to post many original blogs, but I just couldn’t pass this up. One of the most important things I do during textbook revisions is fact check […]

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How Entitled Are Contemporary Students?

We professors hear quite a bit about students who feel “entitled.” Although most of us have a few war stories to tell, it seems like this is a small minority of students to me. However, the minority that engages in […]

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Eyes and Honesty

Our lives are becoming increasingly public and archived. Social psychologists have known for a long time that being watched can change the way people behave, but the concept of “being watched” might mean something very different in the age of Google […]

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