Who Will Help Psychology Majors Save the World?
APA has issued a major report, Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline, edited by Diane Halpern. This report is intended to have an impact on hundreds of departments and an estimated one million students. That will happen only if the report is read and acted on by those in responsible positions. It has been several months since the report was issued (although the official publication date is 2010), but I have seen little in APA publications indicating that it created much of a stir. PsycCRITIQUES has a large and diverse readership, including many psychologists who could at least initiate discussions and perhaps take action on the recommendations in this report, for example, requiring graduate students who teach to have formal training for teaching. Given the number of students and faculty involved, this should be a high priority issue. Are there any readers who are optimistic about prospects for action?