Bernard Beins

Bernard Beins

Professor, Department of Psychology
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:Experimental Psychology
Phone:(607) 274-3512
E-mail:beins@ithaca.edu
Office:119N Williams Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

My Web Site

barneybeins.com

Education

B.A., Miami (Ohio) University, 1972
Ph.D., City University of New York, 1979

Honors

  • Elected member of APA Council of Representatives (2012-2014)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association:Society for General Psychology, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Society for International Psychology
  • Recipient, Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award (American Psychological Foundation), 2010
  • Recipient, Faculty Excellence Award, Ithaca College, 2010
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • President, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2004
  • Secretary, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 1993-1995

Professional Interests

  • Issues in Teaching Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Psychology of Humor
  • Undergraduate Research

Professional Activity

  • Associate Editor (Psychology), MedEd Portal (American Association of Medical Colleges)
  • Editor, Online Psychology Laboratory (American Psychological Association)
  • Teaching of History Editor, Journal of the History of Psychology (2009-2013)
  • Chair, Test Development Committee, Advanced Placement Psychology Test (2003-2011)
  • Member, Steering Committee, APA's National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology (2007-2009)
  • Associate Editor, Teaching of Psychology, 1996-2008
  • Computers in Teaching Editor, Teaching of Psychology, 1987-1996
  • Faculty Consultant, Advanced Placement Psychology Test, 1995-Present
  • Participant, American Psychological Association Education Leadership Conference, (2002-2010, 2013)
  • Invited Participant, Psychology Partnership Project, American Psychological Association, 1999
  • Invited Participant, National Conference for Enhancing the Quality of Undergraduate Education, American Psychological Association, 1991

Selected Publications

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

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., & Holmes, J. (2013). Research methods laboratory manual. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Successful research projects. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Beins, B. C. (2013). Research methods: A tool for life (3rd ed.). Boston: Pearson/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. M. (2012). Learning and thinking.  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.

Miller, R. L., Amsel, E., Kowalewski, B. M., Beins, B. C., Keith, K. D., & Peden, B. F. (2011). Promoting student engagement (Vol 1): Programs, techniques and opportunities. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/pse2011/index.php

Keeley, J., Stowell, J., Beins, B., & Buskist, W. (Eds.). (2010). The Teaching of Psychology in Autobiography: Perspectives from Psychology’s Exemplary Teachers (Vol. 3). E-book on the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) website. Retrieved from http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/tia2010/index.php

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

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.

Miller, R. L., Amsel, E., Kowalewski, B. M., Beins, B. C., Keith, K. D., & Peden, B. F. (2011). Promoting student engagement (Vol 1): Programs, techniques and opportunities. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/pse2011/index.php

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., & 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.

Holmes, J. D., & Beins, B. C. (2009). Psychology is a science: At least some students think so. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 5-11.

Wimer, D. J., & Beins, B. C. (2008). Expectation and perceived humor. Humor: International Journal of Humor Studies, 21, 347-363.

Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2008). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2009) Research Methods: A Tool for Life. Second edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon

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

Dunn, D. S., Smith, R.A. and Beins, B. (Eds.) (2007). Best Practices for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Benson, T. A., Burke, C., Amstadter, A., Siney, R., Hevern, V., Beins, B., & Buskist, B. (Eds.) (2005). The teaching of psychology in autobiography: Perspectives from exemplary psychology teachers. Syracuse, NY: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Buskist, W., Beins, B. C., & Hevern, V. W. (2004). Preparing the new psychology professoriate: Helping graduate students become competent teachers. Syracuse, NY: Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology (1996), General Editor

Beins, B. C. (2005). The scholarship of teaching and pedagogy. In S. F. Davis and W. Buskist. Handbook of the Teaching of Psychology. Oxford: Blackwell.

Beins, B. C. (2002). Technology in the Classroom: Traditions in Psychology. In S. Davis and B. Buskist (Eds.). Teaching of Psychology: Essays Honoring Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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