TIP Northwest Statement on Covid-19 Pandemic:
In alignment with Washington State guidelines,
masks are welcome at TIP Northwest 2022 but are not required.


The 8th Annual Teaching Introductory Psychology, Northwest will take place, in person, on April 15, 2022
at the Four Points Sheraton, Seattle Airport South

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

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.

Sponsored By:

- This year’s conference theme -

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We know your time is valuable.

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



Kenneth Carter, Oxford College of Emory University

Dr. Kenneth Carter is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University. He has published in both academic and lay publications, translating psychology research into engaging everyday language. His articles have been published in magazines such as Psychology Today and Women’s Health, and he has appeared on news programs such as CNN Tonight, NPR’s: ShortWave, and NBC’s Today show. The psychology of thrill-seeking is the current focus of Dr. Carter’s research. He has delivered TEDx talk on thrill-seekers and is the host of Mind of a Motorhead an NBC Sports web series that examines the personalities of motorsport athletes. His most recent book is Buzz!: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies (Cambridge University Press). When not teaching, speaking, or writing, Dr. Carter prefers reading and relaxing on the beach to wingsuit flying or BASE jumping.

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Ameer Almuaybid, Oregon State University

Ameer Almuaybid is an instructor at Oregon State University, School of Psychological Science. He is the Coordinator of the General (i.e., Introductory) Psychology program that enrolls approximately 3,500 students a year. He helps train graduate students on teaching introductory psychology in the classroom. He founded and continues to run the Undergraduate Learning Assistants program for the Introductory Psychology Program, a 10-week experiential and theoretical SoTL opportunity for students. With social psychology background, his research interest is what he calls the psychology of success (including but not exclusive to academic/student success) examining concepts like goal-setting, overall mindset, stress mindset, possible selves, implementation intentions, and meaning and purpose. 

Submit a Proposal to TIP Northwest 2022

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2022

TIP Northwest encourages applications from colleagues who are from
underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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.org:

  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)



800am - Arrival and Social Hour, with Coffee & Pastries

900am - Welcome (Garth Neufeld and Janet Peters)

915am - Invited Talk: Kenneth Carter, Oxford College of Emory University

1000am - Round Table Discussions

1030am - Break

1045am - Voices 1: Teaching Demonstrations

1200pm - Lunch

100pm - Invited Talk: Ameer Almuaybid, Oregon State University

145pm - Round Table Discussions

215pm - Break

230pm - Voices 2: Bring Your Best From Intro Psych 

345pm - Closing Remarks (Garth Neufeld and Janet Peters)




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.


Earlybird registration rate for

TIP Northwest 2022 is available

through March 1st, 2022

*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 2022 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 $109 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:

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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