Explore the world of education and psychology with our new blog!

In 2012-2013, approximately 114,000 undergraduate students graduated with a degree in psychology, making it the fourth most popular major in the United States. In addition to those students, there are high school, graduate and postgraduate students of psychology, instructors of psychology in high school, undergraduate departments and graduate school and laypeople interested in how psychological science is applied in school settings.

With such a large community, we wanted to provide a digital space for you to explore how psychological science helps us understand how people teach and learn and to find great resources, explore interests and create community. From this idea came our new blog, the Psych Learning Curve!

At its core, our blog is a social space and writers for this blog are both APA staff and outside bloggers who are excited to share their insights and expertise.  We want to encourage you to not only read our posts, but share, comment, and ask questions. You can further engage by following us on Twitter and sharing posts you find interesting on your own social media platforms.

To best navigate our blog, we’ve organized topics by reader.

If you’re a teacher of undergrad psychology, you can select your specific grade range by selecting the “teacher” tab. The student tab is also segmented by grade range. On our homepage, you’ll find our newest and most popular content.







Interested in learning more about the blog? Click here.
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About the Author

Jim Diaz-Granados, PhD
Jim Diaz-Granados, PhD, heads the Education Directorate of the American Psychological Association. As executive director, Jim leads the directorate’s efforts to enhance the quality of teaching and learning outcomes at all levels of education and to increase financial and policy support for psychology education and training. He is an experienced researcher in the developmental, behavioral and neurochemical aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. Before joining the Education Directorate he was a professor of psychology, neuroscience and biomedical studies and chair of the department of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University. Jim earned his PhD in psychology in 1994 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also completed his undergraduate studies in 1986. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996.