• Canceled due to low registration/interest.


  • Chris Hulleman, University of Virginia, "The Promise and Perils of Social Psychological Research for Education"
  • David Daniel, James Madison University, "When Helping Hurts: Teaching as Co-Dependency"


  • David Myers, Hope College, "A Quiet World: The Psychology of Hearing and Hearing Loss"
  • Douglas Gentile, Iowa State University, "The Multiple Effects of Media"


  • Dana Dunn, Moravian College, "Teachers in Situations: Exploring Behaviors, Passions and Personalities of Psychology Teachers" and "Rules of Engagement: Controversial Matters for the Psychology Classroom"


  • David Daniel, James Madison University, "The Dark Side of Pedagogy"
  • Gary Wells, Iowa State University, "Communicating Psychology to Non-Psychologists: Lessons from Applications of Eyewitness Identification Research"


  • Scott Lilienfield, Emory University, "Public Skepticism of Psychology: Why So Many People - and Students - Perceive Our Field as Unscientific"
  • Katie McLaughlin and Julia Omarzu (Facilitators), Loras College, "Sensation and Perception Challenge"


  • Regan Gurung, University of Wisconsin, "Invigorating Student Learning: Why Just Study More is Not Enough"
  • Betsy L. Morgan, University of Wisconsin, "Career Opportunities for Psychology Majors: What Do Faculty need to Know?"


  • David Myers, Hope College, "A Science-Based and Faith-Based Case for Gay Marriage"
  • Britain Scott, University of St. Thomas, "Teaching Psychology for Sustainability: The Why and How of Greening Your Psychology Course"


  • Charles Brewer, Furman University, "The Joy of Teaching"
  • Ed Willis, Central College "We are Not Naturally Rational"


  • Josh Gerow, Purdue University, "Learning Objectives for Introductory Psychology: May I Object"
  • Charlie Blair-Broeker, Cedar Falls High School, "Living and Learning: A Teachers Top Ten List"


  • Meg Gerrard, Iowa State University, "Adolescent Decision-Making about Risk Behaviors: Analytic and Heuristic Reasoning"
  • Laird Edman, Northwestern College, "Knowing about Knowing: Issues in Epistemological Development for the Classroom"


  • Susan Cross, Iowa State University, "Who Are You? The Role of Self-Concept in Thought, Feeling and Action"
  • Neil Lutsky, Carleton College, "Stop and Think: Teaching Students How, as Well as What, Psychologists Think"


  • Brad Bushman, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, "Does Self-Love or Self-Hate Lead to Violence?" and "The Terminator and the Spectator: Does Media Violence Cause Societal Violence?"


  • Jane Halonen, James Madison University, "The Resilient Teacher: Strategies for Staying Mindful in the Classroom"
  • William Addison, Eastern Illinois University, "The Resilient Teacher in Unfriendly Climates"


  • Gary Wells, Iowa State University, "Reliability of Eyewitness Testimony"
  • Jody Meerdink, Nebraska Wesleyan University, "Who's Committing the Crimes?"


  • David Myers, Hope College, "Positive Psychology: Response to the 20th Century"
  • Randy Ernst, Lincoln Public Schools, "Incorporating Positive Psychology into the Curriculum"


  • Tom Pusateri, Loras College, "Assessment"
  • Rob MacEntarffer, Lincoln Southeast High School, "Promoting Student Research from High School Through College"

Previous IToP Speakers

Iowa Teachers of Psychology

17th Annual Conference scheduled for Friday Nov. 4, 2016 has been Canceled due to low registration/interest.