The original PsychSessions podcast is co-hosted by Garth Neufeld from Cascadia College and Eric Landrum from Boise State University. We leverage our connections with psychology teachers from all levels (high school, community college, college, university) as well as individuals from other occupations to have meaningful conversations about what it means to be an educator. Of course, we veer away from the teaching conversation from time to time to hear about origin stories and the personal perspectives of our guests, touching on current events and topics of interest.
Our ASKPsychSessions feature is hosted by Marianne Lloyd from Seton Hall University. For ASKPsychSessions, listeners submit questions about teaching and learning, and Marianne interviews experts and posts short features with the question and answer together. These features are often be thematically grouped, such as information about making the sudden pivot to online instruction or various aspects of improving equity, diversity, and inclusion instruction in your course.
Anna Ropp from Metropolitan State University-Denver presents the SoTLPsychSessions feature, in which she interviews researchers who are just publishing new work in an area related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Anna allows them to describe the work in their own voice and then has researchers describe the practical applications of the new study for teachers to apply in their courses.
ASK054: How do I make my classroom inclusive from a lens of disability considerations
In this AskPsychSessions feature, Marianne talks with Michelle Nario-Redmond from Hiram College regarding ablism and better-supporting students with disabilities. They address courses, university culture, and how to help students better advocate for themselves. If you want to learn more, visit abilismbook.com
E105: Arthur Evans Jr.: Master Translator of Psychological Science, International Leader, Skills Advocate
In this episode Garth interviews Arthur Evans Jr., the CEO of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC. Arthur describes his acronymic onboarding to APA and the learning curve. They discuss social justice missions, current political outcomes, and how psychological science when framed properly, can provide valuable data and insights that are non-partisan. Arthur shares his Philadephia mental health system reform successes and his origin story. There is a chat about skills and so much more.
ASK053: How can research on uncertainty help me be a better teacher?
In this AskPsychSessions feature, Marianne speaks with Lace Padilla from the University of California Merced. They chat about what research on uncertainty can tell us about how to have more effective courses, especially in times of increased stress. In addition, they cover the way communicating uncertainty in visual displays can improve understanding.
E104: Michael Wertheimer: Erudite, Consensus Builder, and Xenophile with Guest Host Doug Woody
In this episode, Eric interviews Michael Wertheimer from the University of Colorado Boulder (emeritus) in Boulder, CO with guest host Doug Woody from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Michael's own educational experiences are featured and the obvious family connection to his father, Max Wertheimer, the founder of Gestalt psychology. Michael served as a teaching assistant in grad school at Harvard -- for E. G. Boring & Fred Skinner. Work-life balance & love for travel are discussed too.
ASK052: How do I take my student's stories into account when teaching?
In this AskPsychSessions feature, Marianne speaks with Julie-Ann Scott-Pollack from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. They discuss how the performance of stories can help us build a more inclusive classroom as well as how to find the right boundaries within it.
E103: Roxanne Sullivan: Unsung Heroine, Unmatched Role Model, Understated Confidence, Unparalled Advocacy for Students
In this episode Eric interviews Roxanne Sullivan from Bellevue University in Bellevue, NE. Roxanne has taught at BU for 38 years. Much of her inspiration came from her role model mother, first to serve on a local school board and declared that Roxanne will earn at least a master's degree. Roxanne shares poignantly her experiences of gender discrimination and mistreating during graduate school. She shares her love for volleyball, her retirement plans that involve Disney, and so much more.
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Wonderful Podcast and an Inspiration!
I love this podcast! Garth and Eric are great hosts, excellent interviewers, and awesomely insightful. Their guests are expert psychology instructors that offer some of the best teaching advice. I've incorporated much of the suggestions into my own teaching of psych. Finally, this podcast was one of the inspirations for starting my podcast! Keep up the great work, fellas!
Great Psychological Podcast
I personally had Garth as an instructor in a previous psychology course, I really enjoyed his teaching methodology. This podcast is interesting to me as it bridges the gap between the various teachings of psychology but also how it’s applied in a classroom. Highly recommend!