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TIP Northwest would like to thank Dr. Raechel Soicher (MIT)
for her years of service to this organization.
We will miss you in the PNW!


The 9th Annual Teaching Introductory Psychology, Northwest will take place, in person, on April 21, 2023
at the Four Points Sheraton, Seattle Airport South

Please join our mailing list for further updates
by emailing

Igniting a Passion for Psychology

Introductory Psychology is the first, and perhaps only
opportunity to engage and inspire students with psychology. 
Join us as we bring our best in teaching to set students' curiosity ablaze!

Sponsored By:

- This year’s conference theme -

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We know your time is valuable.

The steering committee for TIP Northwest 2023 is committed to presenting an inclusive and collaborative program that continues in our longstanding tradition of offering practical pedagogy from our community and beyond.



Bridgette Martin Hard, Duke University

Dr. Bridgette Hard is an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University as well as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology. Her first professional passion is teaching. She specializes in curriculum development for introductory psychology, the first (and often only) course that students take within the discipline. She has also devoted herself to helping PhD students and advanced undergraduates to develop their teaching skills and discover creative ways to integrate research and teaching. Dr. Hard also co-organizes two conferences for psychology teachers, the Psychology One Conference and the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP). 

Dr. Hard’s second professional passion is exploring the intersection of psychology and pedagogy: She uses data from the classroom to extend psychological theories and uses insights from psychology to inform new classroom practices. Her research is conducted in collaboration with psychologists from diverse institutions around the U.S.

Submit a Proposal to TIP Northwest 2023

Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2023

TIP Northwest encourages applications from colleagues who are from
underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We especially welcome submissions from our High School teaching colleagues.


"Bring Your Best" (BYoB) Pedagogical Demonstrations


We are accepting up to 10 proposals for two sessions of pedagogical demonstrations. Submissions should demonstrate an activity, a method of assessment, or a teaching idea you find effective in your classroom. For teaching demonstrations, you should treat the audience as your students and have them engage the same way you would your students. Presentations can use PowerPoint slides, but should be a maximum of 10 slides and no longer than 10 minutes. Priority will be given to demonstrations that align with our conference theme, Igniting a Passion for Psychology.

Presenting Research? 

To submit a proposal for one of our BYoB sessions, please email the following information to

  1. Name and Institution

  2. A title AND a 200-400 word abstract that explains your presentation. 

  3. An acknowledgment that you will stay within the guidelines of the presentation (i.e., 10 slides, 10 minutes)



Thursday Evening Social Hour

7.00pm - W. W. Norton Presents: A Pre-TIP Northwest Social Hour


Friday - TIP Northwest


8.00am - Arrival and Social Hour, with Coffee & Pastries

9.00am - Welcome

9.15am - Invited Talk: Bridgette Martin Hard

10.00am - Round Table Discussions

10.30am - Break w/ coffee & snacks

10.45am - Bring Your Best Presentations (I)

12.00pm - Lunch

1.00pm - Intro Psych, Practically Speaking: A conversation with Sue Frantz 

1.30pm - The 1st Annual TIP Northwest Networking Carousel

2.00pm - Break w/ coffee & snacks

2.15pm - Bring Your Best Presentations (II) 

3.30pm - Closing Remarks

4.00pm - Social Hour (at the hotel restaurant)

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Psychology is popular. Around two million students take an Introductory Psychology course each year - often by choice. This gives teachers of General Psychology a unique opportunity to broadly share our discipline, with all of its benefits and applications to students’ lives. 

The Intro Psych course is challenging for all of us to teach, balancing its old theories with its new research, utilizing its relevance in student development, and managing its breadth with the classroom time we are allotted. So, once a year, we gather together in the Pacific Northwest to collaborate, learn, and support.


TIP Northwest presents the leading national and regional voices in the teaching of psychology, provides a format for attendees to collaborate and connect, and creates an environment where the voices of all psychology teachers are valued. We hope you’ll join us!

Other Professional Development Opportunities


Earlybird registration rate for

TIP Northwest 2023 is available

through March 8th, 2023

*Conference Fee

(use the drop-down menu, then click "PayPal" to pay with PayPal account or credit card)

If you do not wish to use a credit card for this conference, please send a check to TIP Northwest.

TIP Northwest
c/o Garth Neufeld

22301 51st Ave W

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043



TIP Northwest 2023 will take place at the
Four Points Sheraton, Seattle Airport South
Hotel Website


22406 Pacific Hwy S
Des Moines, WA 98198

The conference rate for TIP Northwest attendees is $119 per night plus taxes and fees. Please click here to make your hotel reservation.

Parking is free for all conference attendees.

The hotel offers a free shuttle to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Please contact the hotel to arrange transportation.





TIP Northwest is a non-profit organization that exists to support teachers of Introductory Psychology. Through local collaboration and by hearing leading voices on the teaching of psychology, we aim to bring fresh perspectives, strategies, and inspiration to General Psychology teachers.

The TIP Northwest conference steering committee is:

Garth Neufeld, Cascadia College (Founder)
Janet Peters, Washington State University (Chair)

Louise Chim, University of Victoria (Member)



Janet Peters​

Washington State University

Chair, TIP Northwest

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