From book reviews to life after doctoral study: here’s a look at our top 10 blog posts of 2016

2016 was our blog’s first year and we are extremely proud of its success and growth. Much of that success wouldn’t have been possible without your support and feedback, thank you SO very much!

As a wrap up to last year, I’d like to share with you our ten most viewed posts for 2016. We look forward to bringing you more great stories from psychology and education in 2017.

20 Psychological Principles That Will Help Your Students Learn More Effectively

A review of APA’s Top 20 Principles from Psychology for pre-K to 12 Teaching and Learning and potential applications for their use in teaching high school psychology.

Why Your Freshman Year In College Will NOT Be 13th Grade

This post identifies key academic differentiators between high school and college for incoming students.

Your Summer Reading List: 5 Psychology Books To Add To Your Bookshelf

A review of five recommended books that provide information teachers can use to update, add to, and “enliven” research from your textbook.

Location, Location, Location: What It’s Like To Be A Licensed Clinical Psychologist In Different Parts Of The United States

Have you ever wondered what the distribution of licensed psychologists looks like in the United States? This post takes a look at the Center for Workforce Studies’ county-level data on the distribution of licensed psychologists in the United States with interviews from four licensed psychologists from both high and low-density states.

5 Phenomenal Women Of Color Who Changed Psychology Forever And Will Inspire You To Do The Same

A look at five women of color who broke barriers and contributed to psychology as scientists, practitioners, and policymakers.

8 Of Psychology’s Greatest Books From The Classics To Today

The author of this post provides a personal take on her own top eights psychology books, making sure to include books that were widely available and represent the diversity of the field.

I Thought There Would Be A Parade…Life After Doctoral Study

A personal account of life post-dissertation and advice on how to transition from doctoral study to career.

Interested In I-O Psychology? Here’s What You Need To Know

If you’re interested in the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, this post answers many frequently asked questions you may have.

Navigating The Possibilities With A Degree In Psychology

This post highlights resources for students with undergraduate psychology degrees.

A Call To Arms Or A Call To Action: Responding To Governor Rick Scott’s Challenge To Psychology

The author responds to Florida governor Rick Scott’s plan to convince state legislators to reform the state’s university system by passing funding strategies whose purpose is to discourage students from majoring in popular disciplines like psychology and anthropology.

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About the Author

Amanda Macchi, MPH
Amanda comes to APA as a recent graduate of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. During her time at GW Amanda specialized in global health, focusing on the challenges facing mental health in low-and middle-income countries. She received her undergraduate degree in marketing from Emerson College in Boston, Mass. Over her professional career, Amanda has executed multiple print and digital communication campaigns and facilitated community engagement for a variety of health organizations. In her free time, Amanda loves pyrography, collecting and learning about midcentury modern furniture and her Chihuahua/Pug mix, Pickles.