Teaching Psychology in an Era of Racial Violence and Societal Chaos

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Join Dr. Lisa Shin and Dr. Sam Sommers of Tufts University for ideas on creating inclusivity in the classroom and textbook authoring. Explore assignments to help students apply psychology to coping with crises.

Dr. Lisa Shin, Tufts University
Dr. Sam Sommers, Tufts University

How should we teach when the world around us seems to be falling apart? How can psychology help guide difficult classroom conversations about racial violence, white supremacy, and a global pandemic?

Dr. Lisa Shin and Dr. Sam Sommers co-teach Introduction to Psychology at Tufts University and a new course on the science of coping with COVID-19. In this session, they’ll discuss specific assignments intended to help students apply lessons from psychology to coping with these crises, as well as review their own strategies for creating an inclusive environment in the classroom and textbook authoring.