Bernard Beins

Bernard (Barney) Beins is Professor of Psychology at Ithaca College, where he has taught since 1986. His teaching focuses on the development of critical thinking skills in his students. His scholarship includes research on humor and on the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has authored or co-edited over 30 books and teaching manuals and over 130 refereed articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, reviews, and commentaries.  He has overseen more than 100 student presentations for which his students have won multiple awards.
His books include Research Methods: A Tool for Life, APA Style Simplified, Effective Writing in Psychology (with Agatha Beins), Successful Research Projects, and Research Methods and Statistics (with Maureen McCarthy).
Beins was the 2010 recipient of the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Psychological Foundation and received the Ithaca College Faculty Excellence Award. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, four APA divisions, and the Eastern Psychological Association. He has been president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the New England Psychological Association. He has served on APA’s Council of Representatives and Board of Educational Affairs, and he was the inaugural director of APA’s Office of Pre-College and Undergraduate Education. 

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