Curriculum Vitae

My Academic Genealogy

Personal Stuff

Graduate School Information for Students

Courses

Teaching Interests

Research Team

Recent Publications and Presentations

Recent Student Presentations

Psychology Department Web Site

Ithaca College Web Site

Barney Beins
Professor of Psychology

 

Barney Beins

Ph.D. (1979), City University of New York
Field: Experimental Psychology

Contact Information

Office: 115-E Williams
Phone: 607-274-3512

Fax: 607-274-5112
Email: beins@ithaca.edu>

President-elect, New England Psychological Association


New England
                            Psychological Association

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

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Fellow, American Psychological Association

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Fellow, Eastern Psychological Association

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Other Activity

  • Member, APA Council of Representatives (representing the Society for the Teaching of Psychology)

  • Member, Psychology GRE Test Development Committee




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Personal Stuff

Basketball: I play Lunchbox basketball at noon every day I can. The only advantage I have is that the students who join us can't figure out how to guard me because they've never seen anybody move so slowly.

Gardening: I have a garden of about 1000 square feet that provides tomatoes, potatoes, peas, squash, onions, garlic, cucumbers beets, beans, and basil. Before our new fence was installed, I often wound up sharing it with hungry dee and rabbits.

My Children: My daughter, Agatha, is an associcate professor at Texas Woman's University. She was awarded a dissertation fellowship by the American Association of University Women. She has co-edited a book, and she and I co-authored a book (which is now in its second edition). She graduated from Carleton College cum laude with a bachelor's degree in classical languages. She has two Master's degrees, one in Women's Studies from the University of Arizona and one in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. She is a published poet, with a wonderful sense of language. When she was a freshman in high school, she finished fifth in New York state in the 400 meters.

My son, Simon, is new parent with a beautiful baby daughter. Evanita BeinsHe is also a musician; his groups are The Fishermen Three and The Wowz. His tours include England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Scandinavia. He wrote the music for the documentary The City Dark ; it was screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. He won the juried award for the best musical score for a documentary. His group also wrote the music for the documentary Truck Farm, (you can see Trailer 1 and Trailer 2, King Corn, andKansas versus Darwin. He also does technical writing and web design. He graduated cum laude from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in history. In high school, he was in New York's All-State Concert band and was named to the All-State Soccer Team.

 

 

 

 

 

My wife, Linda, is a reference librarian at the Finger Lakes Library System. The picture on the left is from our wedding; the picture on the right shows her with Simon. She grew up in New York City and graduated from City College with a bachelor's degree in psychology. We met in graduate school at the City University of New York and were married on the night that Richard Nixon announced that he was going to resign his presidency. She has a Master's in Library Sciences from Catholic University in Washington, DC.



Courses

General Psychology

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Research Methods

Research Methods: A Tool for Life

Research Team

Research Team Presentations

History of Psychology

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Teaching Interests

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My teaching interests include Statistics, Research Methods, and the History of Psychology. In all of these areas, I try to integrate elements of psychology within the social and cultural context of the times. In the quantitative courses, this involves having students write about the impact of research on society and on the way that our culture influences the research we do.

In the History course, we learn about the social pressures that led to the development of various ideas and on the role of psychology on cultural, social, and political issues. I encourage students to draw parallels among the ideas that have developed intervals, as represented in books and journals; the end products are two papers that compare and contrast the nature of psychology at different times.

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Publications and Presentations

Publications

Books

Successful Research Projects Research Methods: A Tool for Life Methods and Measurement Learning and Thinking
APA Style Simplified Effective Writing in Psychology Statistics and Research Methods Beginnings and Endings

 

Beins, B. C. (2013). Successful research projects. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Research methods: A tool for life (3rd ed.). Boston: Pearson Higher Education.

Beins, B. C., & Holmes, J. (2013). Laboratory manual for psychological research. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Beins, B. C. (2012). Methods and measurements. New York: Facts on File. [Part of Psychology Student Handbook series].

Beins, B. C., & Hakala, C. (2012). Learning and cognition. New York: Facts on File. [Part of Psychology Student Handbook series].

Beins, B. C. (2012). APA style simplified: Writing in psychology, education, nursing, and sociology. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2012). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (2nd ed). Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C., & McCarthy, M. A. (2012). Research methods and statistics. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Dunn, D. S., Beins, B. C., McCarthy, M. A., & Hill, G. W. (Eds.) (2010). Best practices for teaching beginnings and endings in the psychology major: Research, cases, and recommendations. New York: Oxford University Press.

Journal articles

Beins, B. C. (2011). Using history to teach contemporary psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 38, 309-313.

Beins, B. C., & *O’Toole, S. M. (2010). Searching for the sense of humor: Stereotypes of ourselves and others. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 6, 3/2010, 267-287. Available at http://www.ejop.org/archives/2010/08/index.html

Beins, B. C. (2010). Teaching measurement through historical sources. Journal of the History of Psychology, 10, 89-94.

Book Chapters

Holmes, J. D., & Beins, B. C. (In press). Teaching Laboratory Courses in Psychology. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.). The Oxford handbook of undergraduate education in psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Beins, B. C., & McCarthy, M. A. (In press). Statistics and Psychometrics. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.). The Oxford handbook of undergraduate education in psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Beins, B. C. (2012). Jean Piaget: Theorist of the child's mind. In W. Pickren, D. A. Dewsbury, & M. Wertheimer (Eds). Portraits of Pioneers in Developmental Psychology (pp. 89-107). London, England: Taylor & Francis.

Beins, B. C. (2012). Effective writing: Did you mean to say that? In P. Giordano, S. Davis, & C. Licht (Eds.). Your graduate training in psychology: Suggestions for success (pp. 117-132). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press.

Beins, B. C. (2011). Methodological and Conceptual Issues in Cross-Cultural Research. In K. D. Keith (Ed.) Cross-Cultural Psychology (pp. 37-55). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Holmes, J. D., & Beins, B. C. (2011). Student engagement in undergraduate research. In R. L. Miller, E. Amsel, B. M. Kowalski, B. C. Beins, K. D. Keith, & B. F. Peden (Eds)., Promoting student engagement (Volume 1, pp. 114-117). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/pse2011/index.php

Beins, B. C. (2011). A brief stroll down random access memory lane: Implications for teaching with technology. In D. S. Dunn, J. C. Wilson, J. Freeman, & J. R. Stowell (Eds.) (pp. 35-51). Getting Connected: Best Practices for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. New York: Oxford University Press.

Landrum, R. E., Beins, B. C., Bhalla, M., Brakke, K., Briihl, D. S., Curl-Langager, R. M., Pusateri, T. P., & Van Kirk,, J. J. (2010). Desired outcomes of an undergraduate education in psychology from departmental, student, and societal perspectives. In D. F. Halpern (Ed.), Undergraduate education in psychology: A blueprint for the future of the discipline (pp. 145-160.) Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Halpern, D. F., Anton, B., Beins, B. C., Bernstein, D. J., Blair-Broeker, C. T., Brewer, C. Buskist, W., Casad, B. J., Dixon, W. E., Jr., Harper, Y. Y., Hailstorks, R., Kite, M. E., Puccio, P., & Rocheleau, C. A. (2010). Principles for quality undergraduate education in psychology. In D. F. Halpern (Ed.), Undergraduate education in psychology: A blueprint for the future of the discipline (pp. 145-160). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 161-173.

Beins, B. C., Smith, R. A., & Dunn, D. S. (2010). Writing for Psychology Majors as a Developmental Process. In D. S. Dunn, B. C. Beins, M. A. McCarthy, & G. W. Hill (Eds.). Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major (pp. 253-279). New York: Oxford University Press.

Dunn, D. S., Beins, B. C., McCarthy, M. A., & Hill, G. W. IV (2010). Preface. In D. S. Dunn, B. C. Beins, M. A. McCarthy, & G. W. Hill (Eds.). Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major (pp. xxv-xxix). New York: Oxford University Press.

Beins, B. C., & Wann, P. (2010). Research Teams: Developing a Capstone Experience With Programmatic Research . In D. S. Dunn, B. C. Beins, M. A. McCarthy, & G. W. Hill (Eds.). Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major (pp. 207-230). New York: Oxford University Press.

Reviews

Beins, B. C. (In press). Review of T. Baguley (2012) Serious Stats: A guide to advanced statistics for the behavioral sciences. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Beins, B. C. (2012, November). Review of M. Forshaw (2012) Critical thinking for psychology: A student guide. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: BPS Blackwell. Choice Magazine.

Beins, B. C. (2012, October). Review of D. D. Cummins (2012) Good thinking: Seven powerful ideas that influence the way we think. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Choice Magazine.

Beins, B. C. (2012, July). Review of F. Vidal (2011) The sciences of the soul: The early modern origins of psychology. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Choice Magazine.

Beins, B. C. (2011, October). Review of P. J. Tyson, D. Jones, & J. Elcock (2011) Psychology in social context: Issues and debates. Chichester, West Sussex, UK. Choice Magazine.

Beins, B. C. (2011, November). Review of R. E. McGrath (2011) Quantitative models in psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Choice Magazine.

Beins, B. C. (2011). Review of Jones, S. (2011). Statistics in psychology: Explanations without equations. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Choice Magazine.

Beins, B. C. (2010, March). Review of Shuttleworth, S. (2011). The mind of the child: Child development in literature, science, and medicine, 1840-1900. New York,NY: Oxford University Press. Choice Magazine.

Beins, B. C. (2010, September). Review of Gosling, S. D., & Johnson, J. A. (2010). Advanced methods for conducting online behavioral research. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Choice Magazine.

Beins, B. C. (2010). Review of Shepherd, G. M. (2010). Creating modern neuroscience: The revolutionary 1950s. New York: Oxford University Press. Choice Magazine.

Encyclopedia Entries

Beins, B. C. (2013). Absolutism. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Acquiescence response style. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Back translation. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Belief perseverance effect. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Between-groups design. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Construct inequivalence. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Correlational research. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Dependent variable. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Effect size. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Experiment. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Experimenter bias. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Extreme response style. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Factor analysis. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Independent variable. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Meta-analysis. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Naturalistic observation. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Operational definition. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Relativism. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Reliability. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Social desirability bias. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Statistical significance. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Subjective culture. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Universalism. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Validity. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Within-group design. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell

Beins, B. C. (2010). The Barnum effect. In I. B. Weiner and W. E. Craighead (Eds.) Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th ed.), pp. 203-204. New York, NY: Wiley.

Beins, B. C. (2010). Paired comparisons. In I. B. Weiner and W. E. Craighead (Eds.) Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th ed.), pp. 1141-1142. New York, NY: Wiley.

Beins, B. C. (2010). Sampling methods. In I. B. Weiner and W. E. Craighead (Eds.) Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th ed.), pp. 1493-1494. New York, NY: Wiley.

Presentations (* = student)

Beins, B. C., *Rebholz, S., & *Krauss, M. (2015, October). Bad laughter, good laughter, and interpersonal traits: relationships of gelotophobes and gelotophiles. Poster session at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Fitchburg, MA.

Beins, B. C. (2015, August). The unacknowledged historical failures of tests of Piagetian theory. In B. C. Beins (chair), Goddard, Piaget, and Allport: Canonical Stories and Transformed Legacies. Symposium presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Beins, B. C. (2015, January). A New Opportunity for Publishing Peer-Reviewed SOTL Research . Poster session at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Beins, B. C., *Rebholz, S., *Cipriano, A., *Lara, A., *Bacher, E., & *Jones, A. (2015, March). Ego Threat and Approaches to Humor. Poster session at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadephia, PA.

*Lara, A., *Cipriano, A., *Ryan, B., *Schlag, L., & Beins, B. C. (2015, March). Development of a simple mood-induction technique for group testing. Poster session at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Beins, B. C. (2014, October). Publishing Opportunity in the Teaching of Psychology for Medical Students and the MCAT. Poster session at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Lewiston, ME.

Beins, B. C., ( 2014, August).History of Massed and Distributed Practice: We Have Distributed the Research but Have not Learned from It. In B. C. Beins (Chair), Using History to Teach Current Ideas: From Wundt, Meyer and Ebbinghaus to the Present. Symposium at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Beins, B. C. (2014, August). Dealing with the long history of psychological misconceptions in teaching: A century of debate In J. Holmes (Chair), Myths and Misconceptions: Mysterious or Mundane? Symposium at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Beins, B. C. (2013, August). Skeptical but not cynical: The importance of critical thinking. Invited Harry Kirk Wolfe lecture at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Beins, B. C. (2013, March). Is it really research if there are no numbers? In B. C. Beins (Chair), Did you really mean to say that? Helping students write. Symposium at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Beins, B. C. (2012, August). Gateways to critical thinking. Keynote address at the University of New England Faculty Development Conference, Biddeford, ME.

Beins, B. C. (2013, August). Knowing is seeing, seeing is knowing: History of word recognition. In B. C. Beins (Chair), Bringing the past to the present: History in today's psychology courses. Symposium to be presentated at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Beins, B. C. (2013, August). The history capstone: Ghosts, sanitary napkins, and the liberal arts. In E. J. Johnson (Chair), Undergraduate psychology capstone experiences: Advice from the experts. Symposium to be presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Beins, B. C. (2013, March). Research as an Integral Part of the Curriculum. In B. C. Beins (Chair), CUR Symposium: Undergraduate Research: Models and Effects. Symposium to be presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Beins, B. C. (2013, March). Writing About Research: Is It Really Research Without Numbers? In D. S. Dunn and S. C. Baker (Chairs), Did you really mean to say that? Helping students write. Symposium to be presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Beins, B. C., *Mendes, N. D., & *Leibel, D. K. (2013, March). The tangled web of humor, fear of laughter, and sexism. Poster session at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Beins, B. C., & Dunn, D. S. (2012, October). Teaching Ethics in Research: Discussions that Captivate Students. Presented at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.

*Doychak, K., *Ferrante, P., *Herschman, C., *Leibel, D., *Mendes, N., *Sherry, S., & Beins, B. C. (2012, October). Sense of Humor and Predictors of Gelotophobia. Presented at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.

Beins, B. C., *Doychak, K., *Ferrante, P., *Herschman, C., & *Sherry, S. (2012). Jokes and Terror Management Theory: Humor May Not Help Manage Terror. Presented at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.

Beins, B. C., Koychak, K., Ferrante, P., Herschman, C., Leibel, D., Mendes, N., & Sherry, S. (2012, October). Student perceptions of the resesarch experience: Expectations and outcomes. Presented at the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Worcester, MA.

Beins, B. C. (2012, August). Why Joseph Jastrow Would Not Have Texted While Driving. In B. C. Beins (Chair), History and Undergraduate Psychology: Integrating the Past in the Contemporary Curriculum. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Beins, B. C. (2012, August). The connected world: Books for psychology as a liberal art. In B. C. Beins (Chair), Beyond the Textbook: Psychology, Literature and the Liberal Arts. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Beins, B. C., & Bosack, T. (2012, March). Teaching workshop: Teaching introductory psychology: Demonstrations and activities that work. Presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Beins, B. C. (2012, March). Neuroscience in history: Recycling the concept of the synapse. In B. C. Beins (Chair), Incorporating history of psychology into our teaching: The past is present. Symposium at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

*Doychak, K., *Herschman, C., *Ferrante, P., & Beins, B. C. (2012, March). Sense of humor: Are we all above average? Poster session at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

*Sherry, S., *LeFebvre, J., *Johnson, B., *Albowicz, C., & Beins, B. C. (2012, March). Taking offense: Personality and gender-based jokes. Poster session at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Beins, B. C., & Keith, K. D. (2011, October). The History of Psychology—It’s Not Just for Capstones Any More. Presentation at Best Practices: Teaching Introductory Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Holmes, J., Miller, R. L., & Beins, B. C. (2011, October). Incorporating Undergraduate Research Experiences into the Introductory Psychology Course. Presentation at Best Practices: Teaching Introductory Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

*Dietz, A., *Albowicz, C., & Beins, B. C. (2011, October). Neuroticism and sex-related jokes: Sex primes mortality salience. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Fairfield, CT.

*Russell, P., *Lefebvre, J., & Beins, B. C. (2011, October). Neuroticism and the factor structure of the sense of humor. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Fairfield, CT.

*Etherington, A., *Espinosa, A., & Beins, B. C. (2011, October. Neuroticism and humor: Different factor structures in high and low scorers. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Fairfield, CT.

Beins, B. C. (2011, August). Teaching scientific literacy: Facts are easier than conclusions. In J. D. Holmes (Chair), Swimming upstream: Why students struggle to apply psychological science. Symposium at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Beins, B. C., (2011, August). Psychology and Nonpsychological Readings: An Exercise in the Liberal Arts. In (B. C. Beins, Chair), Reading outside the box—Novel approaches to psychology. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Ippolito, A., & Beins, B. C. (2011, March). Personality and humor: How accurate are our reflections of ourselves? Presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Beins, B. C., & Bosack, T. (2010, October). Test making and test taking: How AP Psychology can contribute to the college course. Presented at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Colchester, VT.

Beins, B. C., (2010, August). History of Misconceptions in Psychology. In M. J. Sciutto (Chair), Knowledge and Misconceptions in Psychology. Symposium at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Beins, B. C. (2010, August). Students and psychological research: Fostering scientific literacy. In B. C. Beins (Chair), Psychology, psychology students, and scientific literacy: Implications for teaching. Symposium at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Beins, B. C. (2010, March). Are we more intelligent about intelligence than a century ago? In C. Green (Chair), Bringing the past to the present: Using historical sources to teach contemporary topics. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.

*Carella, K. M., & Beins, B. C. (2010, March). Expectations of Offensiveness in Humor–A Reverse Priming Effect. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.

*Emas, A., & Beins, B. C. (2010, March). Sexism and Priming for Offensiveness in Humor. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.

Beins, B. C., & Pickren, W. (2010, February). Publishing in History of Psychology: Using History to Teach Current Concepts. Poster presentation at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beins, B. C. (2011, August). Psychology: Gateway to critical thinking and scientific literacy. Invited presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Beins, B. C. (2011, April). Would people sooner die than think? Critical thinking in psychology. Invited presentation at the annual convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Beins, B. C., & Stefanucci, J. (2011, April). APA presents how to publish. Presented at the annual convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Beins, B. C., & Hill, G. W. (2011, February). Creating and grading assignments made easier (Strategies for constructing tests and using grading rubrics). Presented at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beins, B. C., Keith, K. D., & Smith, R. A. (2011, February). Myths and misconceptions in psychology. Presented at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beins, B. C. (2011, February). The past is present: Using the history of psychology to teach current concepts. Presented at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beins, B. C. & Pickren, W. (2011, January). Bringing the past to the present: Using history to teach current concepts. Presented at Teaching the History of Psychology, Online e-Workshop.

Beins, B. C., & Bosack, T. (2011, January). Test making and test taking: How AP Psychology can contribute to the college course. Presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Miller, R., & Beins, B. C. (2011, January). "Myths and misconceptions: Teaching students what they think they know (but really don't)". Keynote presentation at the Teaching Preconference of the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Keith, K. D., Gurung, R. A., & Beins, B. C. (2010, October). Advancing the teaching of psychology–Blueprint for the future. Invited presentation at the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Colchester, VT.

Keith, K. D., & Beins, B. C. (2010, October). Things we know that ain’t so: Psychological myths and misconceptions. Invited presentation at the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Colchester, VT.

Beins, B. C. (2010, October). The joy of being a teacher. Invited presentation at the Psych Pedagogy: Teaching Psychology at CUNY conference. New York, NY.

Beins, B. C. (2010, August). Psychological metaphors in the life of a psychology teacher. Invited address at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. San Diego, CA.

Beins, B. C. (2010, March). Workshop on Teaching Testing and Individual Differences in Introductory and AP Psychology. Invited workshop presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.

Beins, B. C., & Landrum, R. E. (2010, February). Teaching effective writing: Sometimes anal retentive is spelled without a hyphen. Invited presentation at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beins, B. C., Smith, R. A., Brakke, K., & Pusateri, T. (2010, February). The Puget Sound Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology: Perspectives on teaching psychology in the 21st century. Invited presentation at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beins, B. C. (2010, February). History of psychology from general psychology to the capstone course. Invited presentation at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beins, B. C. (2010, February). What is science? Asking questions. In C. L. Ziegler (Chair). And Now for Something Completely Different—Effective Demonstrations & Activities for the Introductory Psychology Course. Symposium at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Beins, B. C., & Smith, R. A. (2010, January). Generating Concrete Data for Concrete Thinkers: Exercises for Statistics and Research Methods Classes. Presentation at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL.


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Student Presentations

(See Student Presentations with Abstracts)

Beins, B. C., *Mendes, N. D., & *Leibel, D. K. (2013, March). The tangled web of humor, fear of laughter, and sexism. Poster session at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Dietz, A., Albowicz, C., & Beins, B. C. (2011, October). Neuroticism and sex-related jokes: Sex primes mortality salience. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Fairfield, CT.

Russell, P., Lefevbre, J., & Beins, B. C. (2011, October). Neuroticism and the factor structure of the sense of humor. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Fairfield, CT.

Etherington, A., Espinosa, A., & Beins, B. C. (2011, October. Neuroticism and humor: Different factor structures in high and low scorers. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association, Fairfield, CT.

Miller, G., Babcock, S., Chou, Y., Christiansen, A., Kraus, J. Ippolito, Al, Stewart, B. (2010, April). Expectations of Offensiveness in Humor–A Reverse Priming Effect. Poster presented at the University of Scranton Psychology Conference, Scranton, PA.

Babcock, S., Chou, Y., Christiansen, A., Kraus, J. Ippolito, A., Miller, G., Stewart, B. (2010, April). Sexism and Priming for Offensiveness in Humor. Poster presented at the University of Scranton Psychology Conference, Scranton, PA.

Ippolito, A., Romero, Y., Babcock, S., Chou, Y., Christiansen, A., Kraus, J., Miller, G., & Stewart, B. (2010, April). Sense of Humor: Are We All Really Above Average? Poster presented at the University of Scranton Psychology Conference, Scranton, PA.

Stewart, B. (2010, April). Observing the exclusion principle through jokes and priming. Poster presented at the University of Scranton Psychology Conference, Scranton, PA.

Ippolito, A., Romero, Y., Babcock, S., Chou, Y., Christiansen, A., Kraus, J., Miller, G., & Stewart, B. (2010, April). Sense of Humor: Are We All Really Above Average? Poster presented at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Westchester, NY.

Miller, G., Babcock, S., Chou, Y., Christiansen, A., Kraus, J. Ippolito, Al, Stewart, B. (2010, April). Sexism and Priming for Offensiveness in Humor. Presentation at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Westchester, NY.

Stewart, B., Babcock, S., Chou, Y., Christiansen, A., Kraus, J. Ippolito, Al, Miller, G. (2010, April). Expectations of Offensiveness in Humor–A Reverse Priming Effect. Poster presented at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Westchester, NY.

Carella, K. M., & Beins, B. C. (2010, March). Expectations of Offensiveness in Humor–A Reverse Priming Effect. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.

Emas, A., & Beins, B. C. (2010, March). Sexism and Priming for Offensiveness in Humor. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.


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