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Wayne Weiten is a graduate of Bradley University and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1981. He has taught at the College of DuPage and Santa Clara University, and currently teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has received distinguished teaching awards from Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and from the College of DuPage. He is a Fellow of Divisions 1, 2, and 8 of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association. In 1991, he helped chair the APA National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education in Psychology. He is a former President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. In 2006, one of the five national teaching awards given annually by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology was named in his honor. Weiten has conducted research on a wide range of topics, including educational measurement, jury decision-making, attribution theory, pressure as a form of stress, and the technology of textbooks. He is also the co-author of PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO MODERN LIFE: ADJUSTMENT IN THE 21st CENTURY (with Dana S. Dunn and Elizabeth Yost Hammer, Cengage, 2015, 11th Edition). Weiten has created an educational CD-ROM titled PsykTrek: A Multimedia Introduction to Psychology and he recently co-authored a chapter on the Introductory Psychology course for THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION (Weiten & Houska, 2015).
Dana S. Dunn earned his B. A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Virginia. He is currently professor of psychology and Director of the Learning in Common Curriculum at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. He chaired the Psychology Department at Moravian for six years. A Fellow of the American Psychological Science (APS), Dunn served as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology in 2010. A frequent speaker at national and regional disciplinary conferences, Dunn has written numerous articles, chapters, and book reviews concerning his areas of research interest: the teaching of psychology, social psychology, rehabilitation psychology, and educational assessment. He is the author or editor for 13 books, including _The Practical Researcher_ (2010), _Research Methods for Social Psychology_ (2009), and _A Short Guide to Writing about Psychology_ (2011).
Elizabeth Hammer earned her B.S. in psychology from Troy State University and received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Tulane University. She is currently Kellogg Professor in Teaching in the Psychology Department and director of the center for the Advancement of Teaching at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. She is a Fellow of Division Two of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a past President of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Recently, she was elected as treasurer for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She is passionate about teaching and has published on collaborative learning, service learning, the application of social psychological theories to the classroom, and mentoring students. After her experience with Hurricane Katrina, she developed a Psychology of Disasters course.
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