Douglas A. Bernstein
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Contact Details


Home address:
28412 Sombrero Drive, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135
Phone: 239-498-4167
Fax: 239-948-9280
Cell: 239-571-4357
Email: douglas.bernstein@comcast.net
Website: www.douglasbernstein.com
Birthdate, Place: December 27, 1942; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Education


Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 1964

Master of Arts (Psychology)
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois; 1966
Thesis: The effects of non-differential pretraining upon subsequent visual discrimination performance

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois; 1968
Dissertation: The modification of smoking behavior

Academic History


1968-1972: Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

1972-1977: Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

1977-1998: Professor of Psychology
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

1978-1993: Associate Head, Department of Psychology
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

1984-1998: Director, Introductory Psychology Program
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

1998-1999: Visiting Professor, University of Surrey, UK

2001-2008: Visiting Professor Southampton University, UK

2006-2008: Education Advisor, School of Psychology, Southampton University, UK

1999-present: Courtesy Professor, University of South Florida

January, 2008: Visiting Professor, Institut de Psychologie, University of Paris 5

2011-present: Teaching Consultant, Ecole de Psychologues Praticiens, Paris, France

Licensure


Licensed clinical psychologist, State of Illinois (inactive)

Publications


Bernstein, D. A. (1969). The modification of smoking behavior: An evaluative review. Psychological Bulletin, 71, 418-440. Reprinted by Warner Modular Publications,Inc. 1973. (A greatly expanded version is included in W. A. Hunt (Ed.). (1970) Learning mechanisms and smoking. Chicago: Aldine.).

Bernstein, D. A. & Allen, G. (1969). Fear survey schedule (II): Normative data and factor analyses based upon a large college sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 7, 403-407.

Bernstein, D. A. & Alloway, T. (1969). On the use of alternative organisms. Journal of Applied Psychology, 53, 506-509.

Bernstein, D. A. (1970). Modification of smoking behavior: A search for effective variables. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 8, 133-146.

Bernstein, D. A. & Beaty, W. (1972). The use of in vivo desensitization as part of a total therapeutic intervention. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2, 259-265.

Miller, B. & Bernstein, D. A. (1972). Instructional demand in a behavioral avoidance test for claustrophobic fear. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 80, 206-210.

Rappaport, J., Bernstein, D. A., Hogan, M., Kane, J., Plunk, M. & Sholder M. (1972). Fraternal and communal living: Values and behavior on the campus. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 19, 296-300.

Bernstein, D. A. (1973). Behavioral fear assessment: Anxiety or artifact? In H. Adams & P. Unikel (Eds.) Issues and trends in behavior therapy. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.

Bernstein, D. A. (1973). Situational factors in behavioral fear assessment: A progress report. Behavior Therapy, 4, 41-48.

Bernstein, D. A. & Borkovec, T. (1973). Progressive relaxation: A manual for the helping professions. Champaign, Illinois: Research Press.

Bernstein, D. A. & Paul, G. (1973). Some comments on psychotherapy analogue research on small animal "phobia." Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 2, 225-237. This paper also appears in C. Franks (Ed.) Annual review of behavior therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Paul, G. & Bernstein, D. A. (1973). Anxiety and clinical problems: Treatment by systematic desensitization and related techniques. New York: General Learning Press. Reprinted in W. S. Sahakian (Ed.) Psychopathology today (2nd ed.) Itasca, Illinois: Peacock Publishers, 1979.

Bernstein, D. A. (1974). Manipulation of avoidance behavior as a function of increased or decreased demand on repeated behavioral tests. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42, 896-900.

Bernstein, D. A. & Nietzel, M. T. (1973). Procedural variation in behavioral avoidance tests. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 41, 165-174. Reprinted in H. Strupp, A. Bergin, P. Lang, I. Marks, J. Mattarazzo, and G. Patterson (Eds.), The 1973 psychotherapy and behavior change annual. Chicago, Aldine, 1974.

Bernstein, D. A. & Nietzel, M. T. (1974). Behavioral avoidance tests: The effects of demand characteristics and repeated measures on two types of subjects. Behavior Therapy, 5, 183-192.

MacDonald, M. & Bernstein, D. A. (1974). Treatment of a spider phobia with in vivo and imaginal desensitization. Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 5, 47-52.

Bernstein, D. A. (1976). Anxiety management. In W. E. Craighead, A. Kazdin, and M. Mahoney (Eds.), Behavior modification: Principles, issues, and applications. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin.

Bernstein, D. A. (1976). Personality. In Bourne, L. & Ekstrand B. Psychology: Its principles and meanings (Rev. Ed.) Hinsdale, Illinois: Dryden Press, 1979, 1981.

Bernstein, D. A. & McAlister, A. (1976). The modification of smoking behavior: progress and problems. Addictive Behaviors, 1, 89-102.

Kleinknecht, R., Klepac, R. & Bernstein, D. A. (1976). Psychology and dentistry: Potential benefits from a health care liaison. Professional Psychology, 7, 582-592.

Nietzel, M. T. & Bernstein, D. A. (1976). The effects of instructionally mediated demand upon the behavioral assessment of assertiveness. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 44, 500.

Scheiderer, E. G. & Bernstein, D. A. (1976). A case of chronic back pain and the "unilateral" treatment of marital problems. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 7, 47-50.

Speltz, M. & Bernstein, D. A. (1976). A note on the effects of anomymity, response consequence information, and sex on the self-assessment of fear. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 14, 375-377.

Speltz, M. & Bernstein, D. A. (1976). Sex differences in fearfulness: Verbal report, overt avoidance, and demand characteristics. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 7, 117-122.

Bernstein, D. A. & Nietzel, M. T. (1977). Demand characteristics and behavior modification: The natural history of a "nuisance." In M. Hersen, R. M. Eisler, & P. M. Miller (Eds.) Progress in behavior modification. New York: Academic Press.

Borkovec, T. Weerts, T. & Bernstein, D. A. (1977). Behavioral assessment of anxiety. In A. Ciminero, K. Calhoun, and H. E. Adams (Eds.), Handbook of behavioral assessment. New York: Wiley & Sons.

Bernstein, D. A. (1978). Improving evaluation techniques in smoking modification. In J. L. Schwartz (Ed.) Progress in smoking cessation. New York: American Cancer Society.

Kleinknecht, R.A. & Bernstein, D.A. (1978). The assessment of dental fear. Behavior Therapy, 9, 626-634.

Bernstein, D. A. & Glasgow, R. E. (1979). The modification of smoking behavior. In O. F. Pomerleau and J. P. Brady (Eds.) Behavioral medicine: Theory and practice. Baltimore, Maryland: Williams & Wilkins.

Bernstein, D. A., Kleinknecht, R. A. & Alexander, L. D. (1979). Antecedents of dental fear. Journalof Public Health Dentistry, 39, 113-124.

Speltz, M. L. & Bernstein, D. A. (1979). The use of participant modeling for claustrophobia: A case report. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 10, 251-255.

Kleinknecht, R. A. & Bernstein, D. A. (1979). Short-term treatment of dental avoidance. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 10, 311-315.

Bernstein, D. A. & Nietzel, M. T. (1980). Introduction to clinical psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Lichtenstein, E. & Bernstein, D. A. (1980). Cigarette smoking as indirect self-destructive behavior. In N. Farberow (Ed.) The many faces of suicide: Indirect self-destructive behavior. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Glasgow, R. E. & Bernstein, D. A. (1981). Behavioral treatment of smoking behavior. In L. A. Bradley & C. K. Prokop (Eds.) Medical psychology: A new perspective. New York: Academic Press.

Nietzel, M. T. & Bernstein, D. A. (1981). Assessment of anxiety. In M. Hersen and A. Bellack (Eds.) Behavioral Assessment (2nd ed.). New York: Pergamon Press.

Bernstein, D. A., & Kleinknecht, R. A. (1982). Multiple approaches to the reduction of dental fear. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 13, 287-292.

Bernstein, D. A. (1983). Dealing with teaching anxiety. Journal of the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 27, 4-7.

Bernstein, D. A. & Given, B. A. (1984). Progressive relaxation: Abbreviated methods. In R. L. Woolfolk & P. M. Lehrer (Eds.), Clinical guide to stress management. New York: Guilford Press.

Kleinknecht, R. A. & Bernstein, D. A. (1986). The dental operatory rating scale. In M. Hersen & A. Bellack (Eds.) Dictionary of behavioral assessment techniques. New York: Pergamon Press.

Kleinknecht, R. A. & Bernstein, D. A. (1986). The fear thermometer. In M. Hersen & A. Bellack (Eds.) Dictionary of behavioral assessment techniques. New York: Pergamon Press.

Nietzel, M. T. & Bernstein, D. A. (1986). Assessment of anxiety. In M. Hersen and A. Bellack (Eds.) Behavioral assessment (3rd ed.). New York: Pergamon Press.

Bernstein, D. A., Borkovec, T. D., & Coles, J. G. H. (1986). Assessment of Anxiety. In A. R. Ciminero, K. S. Calhoun, & H. E. Adams (Eds.) Handbook of behavioral assessment (2nd ed.). New York, Wiley.

Nietzel, M. T. & Bernstein, D. A. (1987). Introduction to clinical psychology (2nd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Schutt, N. L. & Bernstein, D. A. (1986). Relaxation skills for the patient, dentist, and auxilliaries. Dental Clinics of North America, 30, 93-105.

Aldrich, K. J. & Bernstein, D. A. (1987). The effect of time of day on hypnotic susceptibility. International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, 35, 141-145.

Bernstein, D. A., Roy, E. J., Srull, T. K., & Wickens, C. D. (1988). Psychology. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Company.

Nietzel, M. T., Bernstein, D. A. & Milich, R. (1991). Introduction to clinical psychology (3rd edition). Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Bernstein, D. A., Roy, E. J., Srull, T. K., & Wickens, C. D. (1991). Psychology (2nd ed.). Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Company.

Greeley, D., Valois, R., & Bernstein, D. A. (1992). Stability of salivary cotinine sent through the U.S. mail for verification of smoking status. Addictive Behaviors, 17, 291-296.

Bernstein, D. A. & Carlson, C. (1992). Progressive relaxation: Abbreviated methods. In P.M. Lehrer & R. L. Woolfolk (Eds.) Principles and practice of stress management (2nd edition). New York: Guilford.

Bernstein, D.A. (1993). Excuses, excuses. APS Observer, 6 , 4.

Bernstein, D. A., Clarke-Stewart, A., Roy, E. J., Srull, T. K., & Wickens, C. D. (1994). Psychology (3rd ed.) Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Company.

Nietzel, M. T., Bernstein, D. A. & Milich, R. (1994). Introduction to clinical psychology (4th edition). Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Bernstein, D.A. (1994). Tell and show: The merits of classroom demonstrations. APS Observer, July/August. [Reprinted in B. Perlman, L.I. McCann, & S.H. McFadden (Eds.), Lessons learned: Practical advice for the teaching of psychology. (Vol. 1) Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Society.

Carlson, C. & Bernstein, D. A. Relaxation skills (1995). In W.O'Donohue & L. Krasner (Eds.) Handbook of skills training. New York: Pergamon Press.

Bernstein, D. A., Clarke-Stewart, A., Roy, E. J., & Wickens, C. D. (1997). Psychology (4th ed.) Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Company.

Bernstein, D. A. (1997). Reflections on teaching introductory psychology. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.) Teaching introductory psychology: Survival tips from the experts. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.

Nietzel, M. T., Speltz, M. l., McCauley, E., & Bernstein, D. A. (1998). Abnormal psychology. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Nietzel, M. T., Bernstein, D. A. & Milich, R. (1998). Introduction to clinical psychology (5th edition). Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Bernstein, D.A. & Nash, P.W. (1999). Essentials of psychology. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Stec, A.M. & Bernstein, D.A. (Eds.), (1999). Psychology: Fields of application. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Bernstein, D. A., Clarke-Stewart, A., Penner, L.A., Roy, E. J., & Wickens, C. D.(2000). Psychology (5th ed.) Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Company.

Sattler, D.N., Shabatay, V., Kramer, G.P., & Bernstein, D.A. (Eds.) (2000). Developmental psychology in context: Voices and perspectives. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Sattler, D.N., Shabatay, V., Kramer, G.P., & Bernstein, D.A. (Eds.) (2000). Child development in context: Voices and perspectives. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Bernstein, D.A., Borkovec, T.D., & Hazlett-Stevens, H. (2000). New directions in progressive relaxation training: A guidebook for helping professionals. (2nd ed.) New York: Praeger.

Cassel, E. & Bernstein, D.A. (2001). Criminal behavior. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Bernstein, D.A. & Nash, P.W. (2002). Essentials of psychology.(2nd ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Bernstein, D.A. (2002). Promoting the teaching of psychology: A history of NITOP. In W. Buskist & S. Davis (Eds.), The teaching of psychology: Essays in honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer. Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.

Bernstein, D. A., Penner, L.A., Clarke-Stewart, A., & Roy, E. J. (2003). Psychology (6th ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Nietzel, M. T., Bernstein, D. A., Kramer, G.P., & Milich, R. (2003). Introduction to clinical psychology (6th edition). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Bernstein, D.A. & Goss-Lucas, S. (2004). Tips on effective teaching: Planning and managing your courses. In R. Roediger, J. Darley, & M. Zanna (Eds.), The compleat academic: A career guide (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Bernstein, D.A. (2004). Stick 'em up: A simple classroom illustration of the linkages among psychology's subfields. Psychology Teacher Network, 14, (1), 6-7.

Bernstein, D.A. & Nash, P.W. (2005). Essentials of psychology (3rd ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Goss Lucas, S. & Bernstein, D.A. (2005). Teaching psychology: A step by step guide. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Bernstein, D.A. (2005). Was it good for you, too?: Keeping teaching exciting for us and for them. In B.Perlman, L.I. McCann, & W. Buskist (Eds.), Voices of experience: Memorable talks from the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Society.

Bernstein, D.A. (2005). Building a repertoire of effective classroom demonstrations. In W. Buskist & S.F. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of the teaching of psychology. New York: Blackwell.

Bernstein, D. A., Penner, L.A., Clarke-Stewart, A., & Roy, E. J. (2006). Psychology (7th ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Bernstein, D.A. (2006). Tales of an accidental teacher. In W. Buskist, et al. (eds). The teaching of psychology in autobiography: Perspectives from psychology's best teachers. Ebook appearing on the website of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (http://teachpsych.lemoyne.edu/teachpsych/div/divindex.html).

Bernstein, D. A., Carlson, C., & Schmidt, J.E. (2007). Progressive relaxation: Abbreviated methods. In P.M. Lehrer & R. L. Woolfolk (Eds.) Principles and practice of stress management (3rd edition). New York: Guilford.

Bernstein, D.A. & Nash, P.W. (2008). Essentials of psychology (4th ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Cassel, E. & Bernstein, D.A. (2007). Criminal behavior. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Bernstein, D. A., Penner, L.A., Clarke-Stewart, A., & Roy, E. J. (2008). Psychology (8th ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Kramer, G.P., Bernstein, D. A., & Phares, V. (2009). Introduction to clinical psychology (7th ed.) Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Bernstein, D.A. & Upton, D. (2010). Curriculum development. In D. Upton & A. Trapp (Eds.) Teaching psychology in higher education. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Bernstein, D.A. (2010). Essentials of psychology (5th ed.). Belmont, California: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Weiten, W., Halpern, D., & Bernstein, D.A. (2012). The ethics of textbooks. In R. E. Landrum & M. A. McCarthy (Eds.), Teaching Ethically: Addressing the Ethical Challenges Facing Undergraduate Teachers of Psychology. Washington, D.C.: APA Book.

Bernstein, D. A., Penner, L.A., Clarke-Stewart, A., & Roy, E. J. (2012). Psychology (9th ed.) Belmont, California: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Hazlett-Stevens, H. & Bernstein, D.A. (2012 ). Relaxation. In W. O’Donohue & J. Fisher (eds.), Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Core Principles for Practice. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Bernstein, D.A. (2014). Essentials of Psychology (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Bernstein, D.A. (2013). Parenting and teaching: What’s the connection in the classroom? Psychology Teacher Network, 23, 1-6.

Kramer, G.P., Bernstein, D. A., & Phares, V. (2014). Introduction to clinical psychology (8th ed.) Upper Saddle River, New York: Pearson.

Goss Lucas, S. & Bernstein, D. A, (2015), Teaching psychology: A step by step guide (2nd ed.). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Bernstein, D.A. (2016). Psychology: Foundations and Frontiers. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Burke, B.L., Trost, S.E., deRoon-Cassini, T.A., & Bernstein, D.A. (2016). Abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). Cleveland, OH: Academic Media Solutions.

Hazlett-Stevens, H. & Bernstein, D.A. (2016). Relaxation training. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T.K. Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York: Springer International Publishing.

Bernstein, D.A. (2017). Bye-bye intro: A proposal for transforming introductory psychology. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, in press.

Presentations


Presentations on Teaching

"Dealing with Teaching Anxiety"

"Was It Good For You, Too?: Keeping Teaching Exciting For Us and For Them."

"Classroom Demonstrations for Psychology."

"Promoting Critical Thinking and Active Learning Through Psychology Courses."

"Active Learning and Passive Students."

"Does Active Learning Work?: Good Question, But Not the Right One"

"What Should I Cover, and How?: Problems and Issues In Teaching Introductory Psychology."

"Bye-Bye Intro"

"How to Be A Bad Teacher."

"Confessions of an Accidental Teacher."

"Stranger Than Truth: Student Excuses and What to Do about Them."

"If I'd Only Known: Ten Important Things No One Told Me About Teaching."

"Weapons of Mass Instruction: Some Comments and Suggestions for Success in Teaching Large Classes."

"Parenting and Teaching: What's the Connection in Our Classrooms?"

"Writing Effective Multiple Choice Examinations"

"Basic Principles of Effective Teaching"

"The Hidden Value of Psychology Courses and the Psychology Major."

"Applied Psychology: Psychotherapy and Way Beyond"

"A Vertical Model for the Development of Teaching Skills"

"The Role of The Psychology Major In A Liberal Arts Education In The United States."

"Writing Psychology Textbooks: A Nuts and Bolts Workshop for Prospective Authors."

Presentations on Criminal Behavior

"An American Perspective on Criminal Behavior"

  • Presented at the Postgraduate Department of Psychology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 7, 2010.

Presentations for General Audiences:

"Psychological Illusions in Everyday Life"

  • Presented at the HZ University, Middelburg, Netherlands, November 20, 2012.

Presentations on Stress, Fear Assessment, Behavioral Medicine, and Behavioral Dentistry

"Stress and Stress Management."

"Behavioral Fear Assessment"

"Assessment and Modification of Dental Fear."

"The Modification and Assessment of Smoking Behavior"

"Use of spectral analysis in the search for functional smoker subtypes."

"Behavioral Interventions in Medical Problem Areas."

"Behavior Therapy."

"Demand Characteristics in Hypnosis."

Other Activities

Founding Program Chairman, APS Preconvention Institute on the Teaching of Psychological Science for the International Convention of Psychological Science, 2015.

Member, Steering Committee for the European Network for Psychology Learning and Teaching (EUROPLAT), 2007-2012.

Member, Quality Assurance Committee for the European Network for Psychology Learning and Teaching (EUROPLAT), 2010-2012.

Member, Steering Committee for APS Fund for the Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, 2006-2011.

Education Advisor, School of Psychology, University of Southampton, 2006-2008.

Chairman, Steering Committee for APS Fund for the Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, 2004-2005.

Member, review and selection committee for the American Psychological Foundation's Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award, 2002-2004.

Member, planning committee for APS-Spenser Foundation conference on applying research in cognitive science to teaching, 2000-2001.

Member, Advisory Panel to the APA Board of Educational Affairs Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Competencies, 2001-2002.

Program chairman, National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, 1979-2013.

Member, Quality Assurance Committee for the European Network for Psychology Learning and Teaching (EUROPLAT), 2010-Present.

Member, program committee for the Summer National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, 2000.

Founding Program Chairman, APS Preconvention Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, 1994-2000.

Member, American Psychological Society Convention Program Committee, 1995-2000.

Member, State of Illinois Clinical Psychology Licensing and Disciplinary Committee, 1986-1992.

Member, APA Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE), 1988-1991 (This was a five-member APA committee organized by the Education and Training Board to improve the quality of undergraduate education nationally; the committee's work includes selection of each year's G. Stanley Hall lectures).

Member, Steering Committee for APA National Conference on Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education, 1989-1991.

Consultant, National Louis University, 1991.

Consultant, American Lung Association, 1987.

Consultant, Television-School-Family Smoking Cessation Project. Health Behavior Research Institute, University of Southern California, September, 1985.

Site visitor for National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, University of California at San Diego (Medical School), San Diego, California, July, 1984.

Consultant, Midwest Research Institute smoking research group, Kansas City, Missouri, Consultant, 1979-1982.

Site visitor for National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, February, 1981.

Invited participant, American Cancer Society National Conference on Smoking or Health, New York, November, 1981.

Member, NHLBI ad hoc review panel on Demonstration and Education Research proposals, October-December, 1981.

Ad hoc member (for smoking research) of study section for National Institute of Drug Abuse, 1980.

Consultant to a smoking prevention project at the National Heart and Blood Vessel Research and Demonstration Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1978-1980.

Consultant, Lung Division, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 1979.

Member, ad hoc study section, (Smoking and Health Committee) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1979.

Consultant, smoking research project, Department of Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1979.

Member, Planning Task Force on Smoking Cessation Activities of the Third World Conference on Smoking and Health, New York, June, 1975.

Consultant, American Lake V. A. Hospital, Tacoma, Washington, 1974-75.

Chairperson, Symposium on Research Methodology in Smoking Cessation, Third World Conference on Smoking and Health, New York, June, 1975.

Invited participant, Advisory and Planning Conference, National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health, Atlanta, Georgia, October, 1975.

Chairperson, Symposium on Expectancy Effects in Therapy Outcome Research presented at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, San Francisco, December, 1975.

Consultant to Geriatrics and Alcoholism Units, Peoria State Hospital, Peoria, Illinois 1972-73.

Consultant, Title III Project, U.S. Office of Education Program, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1971.

Invited participant, Symposium on Implosive Therapy, V.A. Hospital and University of Iowa, Department of Psychology, Iowa City, June, 1971.

Invited participant, APA Visiting Psychologist Program, 1971.

Consultant on implementation of behavior modification techniques in outpatient population at the Macon County Mental Health Clinic, Decatur, Il, 1970.

Invited participant, American Cancer Society Conference on Habit Mechanisms in Smoking, New York, March, 1969.

Consultant to Illinois Department of Mental Health, Champaign, Illinois, 1968-69.

Member, National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health Committee on evaluation of smoking withdrawal techniques.

Consultant on in-service training program and token economy systems at Jacksonville State Hospital, Jacksonville, Illinois, 1968-1973.

Teaching Experience


Undergraduate:
Introductory Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Behavior Modification and Psychotherapy
Research Design
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Issues in Mental Health Work

Graduate:
Individual Psychotherapy Practicum
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Laboratory in Systematic Desensitization
Seminar on Social Learning Approaches to Therapy
Strategies of Clinical Intervention
Seminar on the Teaching of Psychology

Current Activities and Interests


My current activities focus on efforts to help teachers teach psychology, and to help students learn it. These activities have included acting as program chairman for the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology and founding the Association for Psychological Science's Annual Preconvention Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. I also write textbooks for Introductory, Clinical, Abnormal, Criminal, and other courses in psychology, and I have co-authored a handbook on how to teach psychology.

From 2006 to 2008 I was Education Advisor to the School of Psychology at Southampton University, where I worked with staff and graduate students to enhance the quality and effectiveness of psychology courses. In January, 2008, I was visiting professor at l’Institute de Psychologie at the University of Paris Descartes. My international activities have included serving on the steering committee and Quality Assurance Board for the European Network for Psychology Learning and Teaching (EUROPLAT), and offering workshops and seminars on teaching at Ecole de PsychoIogues Practiciens in Paris. I have also made efforts to encourage the creation of good psychology textbooks by offering workshops on textbook-writing for prospective authors. In my spare time, I collect student excuses.

Honors


United States Public Health Service Predoctoral Research Fellow, 1966-1968.

Faculty Teaching Award, May, 1969, presented by the Psychology Graduate Students Association, University of Illinois, 1969.

University of Illinois Psi Chi award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, 1979.

Hohenboken Memorial Teaching Award, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, 1993.

American Psychological Foundation Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award, 2002.

APS David Myers Distinguished Lecturer on the Science and Craft of Teaching Psychology, 2011.

Memberships


Association for Psychological Science (Fellow)
Society for the Teaching of Psychology



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