Psychology is a diverse field of scientific study and there is never enough time to cover all the issues. The key is to provide students with enough relevant and significant background for them to appreciate the topic being covered while still allowing them the mental energy to be critical thinkers. I feel that teachers should encourage their students to be thoughtful consumers of information. I encourage my students to be skeptical of simple explanations and easy answers.
McCartney, Jason S. and Tomcho, Thomas J. Teaching nature versus nurture: The development and benefits of a seminar course. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. Web Address
McCartney, Jason S. (2019) Book Review: Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity, and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia by Thomas Matza. vol. 95. no. 3. pp. 2. International Social Science Review. Web Address
McCartney, Jason S. (2016) Book Review: System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation by Lauren Silve. vol. 92. no. 1. International Social Science Review. Web Address
McCartney, Jason S. and Panneton, Robin P. (2005) Four-Month-Olds’ Discrimination of Voice Changes in Multimodal Displays as a Function of Discrimination Protocol. vol. 7. pp. 163-182. Infancy. Web Address
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Eastern Psychological Association
Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) was founded in 1896 and is the oldest of the regional Psychological Associations in the United States. Its sole purpose is to advance the science and profession through the dissemination of professional information about the field of Psychology. EPA achieves this goal by conducting its annual meeting where the members of EPA present the latest advances in professional and scientific work to their colleagues. EPA welcomes psychologists from all fields across the discipline.