Psi Beta’s 1st Annual Teaching Conference

By Todd Joseph – Psi Beta’s National President

Hello Psi Beta Advisors! I want to let you know that the Psi Beta National Council appreciates everything you do to organize and support your students. We know that it is a thankless job, and you don’t get compensated for your work. We have been exploring ways in which we can support you and provide you with a little more value for your hard work. In conversations with advisors, one of the requests we get regularly is for faculty development opportunities. Based on those requests, we have organized the 1st Annual Psi Beta Virtual Teaching Conference. This event will be free for any faculty member who has a Psi Beta chapter at their college, not just Psi Beta advisors. So, please register, tell all of your psychology colleagues about this event, and attend together. Registrants will be sent an email with the agenda and the Zoom link for the event. More information is below.

1st Annual Psi Beta Teaching Conference

Date: Friday, December, 2, 2022

Time: 2:00-6:00 pm (Eastern)

Cost: FREE for attendees from colleges with Psi Beta chapters

Registration Link:



Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Myers

Title: Misinformation and Education in a Post-Truth Age

Abstract: In this 45-minute presentation, David Myers will introduce the challenge that misinformation presents to our civil democracy. He will offer 10 examples of how people at both ends of the political spectrum express belief in things that are clearly untrue. He will identify psychological mechanisms that enable false beliefs. And he will suggest the contribution that scientific inquiry and education can make to restraining misinformation.

Brief Bio: David is a Hope College social psychologist whose National Science Foundation-supported research and writings have appeared in dozens of periodicals. He is also the author of 18 books including a just-published collection of short essays, How Do We Know Ourselves: Curiosities and Marvels of the Human Mind (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).


Other Speakers Include:

    • Cheryl Talley & Rihanna Mason (STEM-US Center – Virginia State University & Georgia State University) will be presenting about cognitive science associated with teaching & the formation of communities of practice & using best teaching practices.
    • Karen Brakke (Spelman College & CABE co-chair) will give an update on APA and CABE resources available to faculty.
    • Noland White (Georgia College & State University) will present on the research he and others have done on ADHD and the application of that research in the classroom.
    • Kelly Steelman (Michigan Technological University) will speak with us about the use of social media for teaching the current generation of students.
    • Cathy Faye (Executive Director of the Drs. Nicholas & Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology – which houses the National Museum of Psychology) will discuss the use of Cummings Center resources and the incorporation of history into classes.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE CONFERENCE! If you have any questions, email Todd Joseph at

*The registration link above is to the form for attendees at colleges with Psi Beta chapters. If your college does not have a Psi Beta chapter, or if you know someone at another institution who would like to join us, please have them register here:


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