APA Pre-Convention Workshop for Introductory Psychology Teachers

APA building

August 6, 2014

Washington, D.C.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
APA Headquarters Building
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

The APA Education Directorate is pleased to announce a Pre-Convention Workshop for Introductory Psychology Teachers, held with support from the American Psychological Foundation.

All interested high school and undergraduate psychology teachers are invited to attend; the workshop will be open to 45 teachers. The workshop will start promptly at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided for all participants.


The workshop presenters and topics include:

  • Jeffrey Stowell, PhD, of Eastern Illinois University, will present the morning session on hard-to-learn topics such as how to keep positive/negative reinforcement and punishment straight, how neurons work, epigenetics and theories of color vision.
  • Sue Frantz, MA, of Highline Community College, will present a two-hour session on technology for teaching introductory psychology.
  • Greg Neimeyer, PhD, of APA's Education Directorate, and Lynn Bufka, PhD, of APA's Practice Directorate, will present a 90-minute session on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) revisions and an update on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), respectively.

The registration fee is:

  • $40 for any APA member or teacher affiliate (TOPSS or PT@CC member).
  • $50 for all others.

This fee includes breakfast, lunch and materials. To register for the workshop, download and mail or fax the registration form (PDF, 35KB).

The registration deadline is July 1, 2014. Space is limited; participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, though 25 spots will be reserved for high school psychology teachers.


The APA building is located at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. The building is accessible from the Union Station metro station (red line). Parking is available in the APA building but metro use is encouraged.

Please contact Emily Leary Chesnes at (202) 572-3013 if you have any questions.