Western Psychological Association

Social Psychology Network ACTION TEACHING AWARD


(Deadline: January 31, 2015)

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to invite you to apply for this year’s Social Psychology Network award honoring excellence in “action teaching” — that is, teaching which not only leads to a better understanding of human behavior but to a more compassionate, sustainable, and peaceful world.

The award is open to all instructors — student teachers as well as long-time veterans of the classroom — regardless of learner level (K-12, high school, college, graduate level, or adult learners). Entries may include a student assignment, classroom activity, field experience, or web-based demonstration. For further details, please visit:


The prize is $1,000, and the winner will be invited to submit an article on the entry to the “Action Teaching” section of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology.

(Tip: Look at winning entries from prior years, archived at ActionTeaching.org, to see what information to include and how to format your entry.)

If you teach in a creative, socially engaged way, please consider applying for this award!

Best wishes for 2015,

Scott Plous

Professor of Psychology

SPN Executive Director