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PsychSessions: Conversations about Teaching N' Stuff

The 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) and 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 can submit questions about teaching and learning, and Marianne interviews experts and posts short features with the question and answer together. These features are often thematically grouped, such as information about using learning science to improve psychology instruction or various aspects of improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in your course.

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E199: A Tribute to Jerry Rudmann: Gone Too Soon
Here at PsychSessions we are saddened to hear of Jerry Rudmann's recent death -- we mourn this tremendous loss, and our hearts go out to his family and his extensive network of friends.  In his honor, we are rebroadcasting his initial PsychSessions interview, which was released as Episode 155 on October 11, 2022.
73:07 5/21/24
NotAwfulData: S01_E04: Confirmation of the British stiff upper lip: US and Aussie students smile more in photos they post to Instagram
Explicit lessons: You can use AI to evaluate Instagram photos and determine the smiliest universities. Run an ANOVA to determine who has the happiest universities: US, UK, or Austraila. Discuss cultural differences in what we share online. Implicit knowlege: Anything you share on IG is free game for the data scrapers! Blog Post: https://notawfulandboring.blogspot.com/2023/03/can-we-use-instagram-to-estimate.html Original Data: https://resume.io/blog/the-happiest-schools-in-the-us-uk-and-australia  
06:05 5/20/24
NotAwfulData: S01_E03: Discerning sippers or just like their liquor? Using BeerAdvocate.com data, explore the linear relationship between beer rating and beer alchohol by volume
Maybe beer snobs just like to get buzzed? An argument can be made from this data, which lets you think about data scrapping and big, big data sets. Blog Post: https://notawfulandboring.blogspot.com/2015/05/scott-janishs-relationship-of-abv-to.html Data Source: https://scottjanish.com/relationship-of-abv-to-beer-scores/
06:05 5/13/24
E198: The amazing and disappearing history of psychology: A conversation with Barney Beins, Sue Frantz, Ken Keith, and Garth Neufeld
In this episode Garth hosts a conversation with Barney Beins (Ithaca College), Sue Frantz (Highline College), and Ken Keith (University of San Diego). These renowned teachers of psychology delve into the importance of incorporating the history of psychology into education, emphasizing the need to preserve diverse narratives and engage students through innovative teaching methods. They also explore untold stories, such as the contributions of marginalized groups and pioneering individuals, showcasing the wide-reaching impact of psychological research and the necessity to broaden traditional narratives. [The episode's show notes were partly generated by Descript AI.] 
61:07 5/7/24
NotAwfulData: S01_E02: Using data to understand music: How the Exportify website can create rich data about your favorite songs
Students love customizable data sets suited to their tastes. Use the Exportify website to generate spreadsheets based on Spotify playlists. These playlists are perfect for ANOVA, correlation, and discussions of operationalization. Blog post: https://notawfulandboring.blogspot.com/2023/11/generate-highly-personalized-music-data.html, Exportify website: https://exportify.net/#playlists Information on Spotify variables: https://rpubs.com/umayarz/BBUS490_Spotify
05:53 5/6/24
NotAwfulData: S01_E01: Horrific, but not awful: Horror movie data that will engage you intro stats students
This data is scary. Not because of missing data points and median splits but because it is about horror movies and how they affect participant pulses! Use this data set to discuss operationalization, scales of measurement, correlation, t-tests, and more. Links: Blog Post: https://notawfulandboring.blogspot.com/2024/04/using-pulse-rates-to-determine-scariest.html Original Data: https://www.moneysupermarket.com/broadband/features/science-of-scare/
06:08 5/6/24
E197: Jon Westfall: Navigating Academic Waters: Insights on Faculty Roles and Challenges
In this episode Eric interviews Jon Westfall from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. This conversation delves into Jon's transformation from a tech enthusiast to a psychology professor at Delta State University, highlighting the vital role of education in addressing societal challenges. The discussion explores the intersections between psychology and technology, teaching methodologies, and the significance of adapting to students' needs in higher education. Note. Portions of the episode title and show notes were generated by Descript AI.
59:05 4/23/24
E196: Kody Manke-Miller: Navigating Paths: The Impact of Mentorship in Higher Education
In this episode Garth interviews Kody Manke-Miller from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. This conversation delves into the transformative power of mentorship in academia through two personal accounts. It highlights the pivotal role mentors play in setting high standards while providing warm support, aiding individuals like Kody in transitioning from first-generation college students to successful academics. The dialogue also explores the challenges, triumphs, and ongoing efforts in research and teaching, underscoring the importance of mentorship in nurturing academic success. Note: Descript AI generated the title and portions of the show notes.
60:25 4/8/24
SB22: Garth and Eric Look Forward, Spring 2024 Sidebar Edition
In this sidebar episode Eric and Garth reflect on the "state of the podcast" on March 29, 2023.  We share our hopes, dreams, and aspirations for PsychSessions, looking to the future.
11:53 4/2/24
SB21: Stephen Chew is an Introductory Psychology Author
In this episode, Garth interviews Stephen Chew about his new writing project, coming on to Sarah Grison's introductory psychology textbook, Psychology in Your Life (along with Ebony Glover).
26:29 3/28/24
E195: Jane Halonen: The one about specialized skills and delivering the goods
In this episode Eric interviews Jane Halonen from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. We specifically sat down for this interview to discuss Jane's specialized leadership skills, especially when leading national efforts with many moving parts. We discuss her leadership skills and opportunities, and Bill McKeachie's memory is infused in much of our conversation. There are always challenges with these types of opportunities, whether national news events, a worldwide pandemic, the small-p politics of the task at hand, and more. Jane leverages her clinical skills and her story-telling ability to help with problem-solving amongst talented academics to complete the major tasks (such as being the lead on the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major, Versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0). He chat about Jane's high school leadership experiences as well. 
39:29 3/26/24
E194: Kenn Barron: Deeply Reflective and Master of Mash-ups with guest host Jane Halonen
In this episode Eric and special guest host Jane Halonen (University of West Florida) interview Kenn Barron from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Our thanks to STP for the opportunity to record this interview at the Annual Conference for Teaching in Portland (October 2023). Kenn shares his background growing up in Delaware and the educational influences of his mother and father.  He is deeply reflective, whether he is mapping out his career goals and trajectory or considering the three worlds of science (and validity, too). Jane was the chair at JMU when Kenn was hired a quarter-century ago, and Jane proved to be an important mentor in his life. There is a brief conversation about the introductory psychology chapter Eric never teaches, a chat about motivational theory, and much more.
57:41 3/12/24
Beyond Teaching S6E4: STP and new challenges, with guest Sue Frantz
In this episode: We welcome one of our all-time favorite guests, Sue Frantz, to the podcast. Sue talks about her new role as Associate Director of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP). We also get a chance to discuss some of Sue's many contributions to psychology, including multiple blogs, conference presentations, and her published books (and books in the works). We also dip into a conversation about Open Educational Resources (OER).
47:56 2/29/24
Beyond Teaching S6E3: Transitions to and from leadership positions -- and more
In this episode: It's all about transitions, whether it's the transition to department chair or back again, the transitions with promotions in academia, sabbatical transitions, thoughts about retirement, and even the transition to leave academia for a different workplace. It's about flexibility and accepting gains and losses in any type of substantial transition.
28:26 2/29/24
Beyond Teaching S6E2: Email etiquette, urgency, and academia
In this episode: We discuss email, including etiquette matters, the joys, and the burdens of email. We address some email strategies for leaders, and we touch on some available email tools that can make your email-life a bit easier.
24:17 2/29/24
Beyond Teaching S6E1: The impressive wisdom of international doctoral students, with Moonkyung Min and Elvine Andjembe Etogho
In this episode: We have the delightful opportunity to interview two international doctoral students, Moonkyung Min who is from South Korea, and Elvine Andjembe Etogho who is from Gabon in Central Africa. Our conversation touches on language challenges, living outside one's home country, plans for after graduate school, and much more. We engage in a fascinating discussion of deficit-based cultures and strengths-based cultures.
44:23 2/29/24
E193: An Interview with Members of the APA Guidelines 3.0 Task Force
In this episode Eric interviewed six individuals from the American Psychological Association's Guidelines 3.0 Task Force, including Jane Halonen (Chair), University of West Florida, Dave Kreiner, University of Central Missouri, Karen Naufel, Georgia Southern University, Garth Neufeld, Cascadia College, Susan Nolan, Seton Hall University, and Aaron Richmond, Metropolitan State University-Denver. A host of topics are addressed during this group discussion, including (a) how the group worked together, sometimes with challenging topics, (b) how the rollout of Guidelines 3.0 was planned, (c) the development of U.S.-based standards but also welcoming of international participation and input, (d) a look-ahead conversation about Guidelines 4.0, and (e) a conversation about how Guidelines 3.0 might be used, directly or indirectly, in our courses.
61:18 2/26/24
E192: Raechel Soicher, Part 2: Curious, Courageous, Living Life, Contributor
In this episode Eric interviews Raechel Soicher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA.  In 2022, Raechel became the Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation in the Teaching + Learning Lab. Raechel earned her doctorate during the pandemic and started in an instructor position while also contributing to the Center for Teaching and Learning at Oregon State, her alma mater.  Those experiences led to a job search, where Raechel eventually landed at the MIT Teaching + Learning Lab. We discuss job markets in general, costs of living, and making decisions about quality of life issues, and she also reflects on her teaching experiences at Oregon State.
47:23 2/13/24
E191: Kristin Whitlock, Part 2: Family-Oriented, Teacher DNA, "Retirement," and The College Board
In this Part 2 episode Eric interviews Kristin Whitlock, Director of Assessment for Advanced Placement Psychology at The College Board. Thanks to the Annual Conference on Teaching, this interview was recorded at the ACT 2023 meeting. Kristin shares her "retirement" details from high school teaching after 33 years of service and moves on to new challenges as the Director of Assessment for AP Psychology.  Listeners are reminded that teaching DNA is in Kristin's blood; most of her family members are teachers (or retired teachers), and she called her Mom, who taught preschool for 37 years, the "greatest teacher I have ever seen." We discuss so many topics, including her Utah State loyalty, how the pandemic changed her attitude toward teaching, it is revealed that Kristin has a twin sister, and there is even a brief mention of the "pillars."
57:32 1/30/24
E190: ACT 2023 Live Event Featuring Loretta McGregor, Skyler Mendes, Janet Peters, & Jordan Wagge
In this episode Eric and Garth host an invited panel at STP's Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT) 2023 featuring Loretta McGregor (Arkansas State University), Skyler Mendes (Arizona State University), Janet Peters (Washington State University), and Jordan Wagge (Avila University). This session was organized to explore the diversity of careers and career stages within psychology, which includes a discussion of both career challenges and career successes. Worries about the future of our profession are expressed, as well as the importance of cultivating the next generation of psychology educators. Each participant shared important mentoring experiences in their careers.  This was followed by question and answer with the audience, where topics such as the complexity of intersectionality, Psychsessions contributions, and a hypothetical "do-over" in one's career were among the topics addressed.
54:28 1/16/24
E189: Todd Joseph: Effective Advocate, Leader of Leaders, Devoted to Psi Beta
In this episode Garth interviews Todd Joseph from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL. Todd's national leadership stature becomes clear as they discuss the many leadership roles, including Regional Vice President, President, and now the new Executive Director of Psi Beta, his leadership as part of the Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE), his contributions to the Southeastern Psychological Association, and his local leadership as the Division Chair of Public, Social, and Behavioral Sciences.  Todd attended a community college as part of his education, and his passion continues in the teaching and research projects that he engages in with his current community college students. He also shares personal stories, including his graduate school education, where the systems in place supported him sometimes and hindered him at other times.
59:44 1/2/24
PP24_11: Fact or fiction: How can students know the difference (Ken Keith)
Welcome to the PsychSessions Podference 2024! Our 7pm EST speaker is Ken Keith from the University of San Diego.  Ken delivered this invited address at the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology in October 2023: "Fact or fiction" How can students know the difference?" Check out more PsychSessions episodes at https://psychsessions.org
56:40 1/2/24
PP24_10: We are family: My RMPA can be your RMPA (Eric Landrum)
Welcome to the PsychSessions Podference 2024! Our 5pm EST speaker is Eric Landrum from Boise State University. Eric delivered this invited address at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association in April 2023: "We are family: My RMPA can be your RMPA"
34:00 1/1/24
PP24_09: Research on ADHD and its application in the classroom (Noland White)
Welcome to the PsychSessions Podference 2024!  Our 4pm EST speaker is Noland White from Georgia College & State University. Noland delivered this invited address at the Southeastern Psychological Association in April 2023: "Research on ADHD and its application in the classroom" Check out more PsychSessions episodes at https://psychsessions.org
47:24 1/1/24
PP24_08: Preventing academic Groundhog Day: Strategies to address predictable difficult concepts (Danae Hudson & Brooke Whisenhunt)
Welcome to the PsychSessions Podference 2024! Our 3pm EST speakers are Danae Hudson and Brooke Whisenhunt from Missouri State University.  They delivered this invited address at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association in April 2023: "Preventing academic Groundhog Day: Strategies to address predictable difficult concepts" Check out more PsychSessions episodes at https://psychsessions.org
54:06 1/1/24
PP24_07: Sinking, swimming, and treading water: What and how should we be training teaching of psychology (Melissa Beers)
Welcome to the PsychSessions Podference 2024! Our 2pm EST speaker is Melissa (Missy) Beers from the Ohio State University.  Missy delivered this Harry Kirke Wolfe lecture at the Southeastern Psychological Association in April 2023: "Sinking, swimming, and treading water: What and how should we be training teaching of psychology?" Check out more PsychSessions episodes at https://psychsessions.org
42:47 1/1/24
PP24_06: Cultivating student sense of belonging inside and outside of the classroom (Jasmine Mena)
Welcome to the PsychSessions Podference 2024! Our 1pm EST speaker is Jasmine Mena from Bucknell University.  Jasmine delivered the invited address at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association in April 2023: "Cultivating student sense of belonging inside and outside of the classroom" Check out more PsychSessions episodes at https://psychsessions.org
40:05 1/1/24
PP24_05: A conversation with Sue Frantz about introductory psychology (Sue Frantz & Garth Neufeld)
Welcome to the PsychSessions Podference 2024!  Our 11am EST speakers are Sue Frantz (Highline College) and Garth Neufeld (Cascadia College).  They participated in this conversation hour at the Teaching Introductory Psychology Northwest conference in April 2023: "A conversation with Sue Frantz about introductory psychology" Check out more PsychSessions episodes at https://psychsessions.org
24:26 1/1/24
PP24_04: Ignite the fire: Strategies to enhance engagement and belonging in introductory psychology (Bridgette Martin Hard)
Welcome to the PsychSessions Podference 2024!  Our 10am EST speaker is Bridgette Martin Hard from Duke University. Bridgette delivered this invited address at the Teaching Introductory Psychology Northwest conference in April 2023: "Ignite the fire: Strategies to enhance engagement and belonging in introductory psychology" Check out more PsychSessions episodes at https://psychsessions.org
44:16 1/1/24
PP24_03: Maximizing intro psych's ripple effect: The question of content (Garth Neufeld & Sue Frantz)
Welcome to the PsychSessions Podference 2024!  Our 9am EST speakers are Garth Neufeld (Cascadia College) and Sue Frantz (Highline College).  They delivered this symposium at the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology in October 2023: "Maximizing intro psych's ripple effect: The question of content" Check out more PsychSessions episodes at https://psychsessions.org
55:06 1/1/24

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