Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories

2012 Edition
| Editors: Robert W. Rieber

Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0463-8_396

Introduction

High school psychology teachers have more resources available today than ever before. High school psychology teachers can be members of several different professional organizations that offer resources such as lesson plans, activity ideas, newsletters, and professional development workshops. These opportunities are the direct result of tireless work of several advocates for high school psychology teachers over the years. The primary organization for high school psychology teachers that is endorsed and supported by the American Psychological Association (APA) is Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS).

Definition

TOPSS is an organization within the APA that supports high school teachers of psychology. The governing body of TOPSS is the Committee for Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools, which is a standing committee within the APA’s Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) within APA’s Education Directorate. The Committee is led by an elected group of high...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oak Mountain High School, Shelby County SchoolsTrussvilleUSA