The 8th Annual TIP Northwest will take place
in Seattle, WA on April 15, 2022, in person.

Please join our mailing list for further updates
by emailing office@tipnorthwest.com

The Gift of Introductory Psychology

Introductory Psychology offers insight and transformation to individuals and communities, connects students from all walks of life, and addresses topics that promote justice and equity. It improves lives, providing skills that last a lifetime. Perhaps most importantly, it gives hope and inspires both students and instructors – and we all need more of that.
Join us as we unwrap The Gift of Introductory Psychology.

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We know your time is valuable.

The steering committee for TIP Northwest 2022 is committed to presenting an inclusive program that continues in our longstanding tradition of offering practical pedagogy from our community and beyond.




Bridgette Hard

Dr. Bridgette Hard is an Associate Professor of the Practice in Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, where she also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology. She received her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Psychology at the University of Oregon. Her first professional passion is teaching. For 8 years, she led Stanford’s Psychology One Program, where she oversaw the curriculum for Stanford’s introductory psychology course and directed a year-long teacher training program for PhD students and advanced undergraduates to develop their teaching skills and discover creative ways to integrate research and teaching. She was awarded Stanford’s highest honor for contributions to undergraduate education: the Lloyd L. Dinkelspiel Award, and also  received the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Bridgette’s second professional passion is exploring the intersection of psychology and pedagogy: As director of Duke’s BRITElab (Behavioral Research Informing Teaching Excellence) she uses data from the classroom to extend psychological theories and uses insights from psychology to inform new classroom practices. She enjoys mentoring undergraduates in research and helping them learn about the classroom through a psychological lens.

Submit a Proposal to TIP Northwest 2022

Voices 1: Teaching Demonstrations


We are accepting proposals for six short teaching demonstrations. These proposals may include a demonstration of an activity, a method of assessment, or a teaching idea you find effective in your classroom. We encourage you to propose something that will get the attendees actively involved in your presentation. For example, to demonstrate an activity,  you can have attendees participate as if they were students in your class. Presentations 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, The Gift of Introductory Psychology.

Voices 2: Bring Your Best From Intro Psych

There are so many things that make up a good Intro Psych course, beyond activities and demonstrations. This is a free-for-all. Let us know what you do well in your class. Feel free to choose from one of the following categories. Presentations should be a maximum of 10 slides and no longer than 10 minutes. Priority will be given to presentations that align with our conference theme, The Gift of Introductory Psychology.

  • APA's Integrative Themes

  • Course design

  • Student engagement

  • Integrating learning science

  • Online teaching

  • Apps, technology, or tools for teaching

  • Classroom policies and/or classroom management strategies

  • Teaching methods (e.g., Interteaching, team-based, just-in-time, etc.) 

  • Assessment practices

  • Streamlining workload or work/life balance 

  • Ideas for or from Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • Accessibility or Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

  • Integrating diversity into Intro Psych topics

To submit a proposal for one of our Voices sessions, please email the following information to office@tipnorthwest.com:

  1. Name and Institution

  2. The Voices category to which you are submitting

  3. A 200-400 word abstract that explains your presentation. 

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



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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!


In 2020, we were forced to cancel TIP Northwest because of the global pandemic. In 2021 we offered a virtual event because health and government guidelines did not yet recommend or permit such an event. With the hope that 2022 will look different in terms of safety and opportunity, we are planning this in-person event. For those who cannot or choose not to attend in person, we have also developed Introductory Psychology Coast-to-Coast, a virtual event (see link at the top of this page) in January 2022.


Early Bird Registration for

TIP Northwest 2022

Will Open Soon

*Conference Fee

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

*Note: if you paid a conference fee in 2020, we have a record of it. In that case, please register above and do not feel obliged to pay for TIP 2022. However, we would welcome the support.

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





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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:

Louise Chim, University of Victoria

Garth Neufeld, Cascadia College (Co-Chair, Founder)

Janet Peters, Washington State University (Co-Chair)

Raechel Soicher, Oregon State University



​Garth Neufeld

Cascadia College

Organizer, TIP Northwest

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