Sarah Grison (Ph.D., University of Wales, Bangor) is an Instructor of Psychology at Parkland College. She brings 18 years of psychology teaching experience to Psychology in Your Life . Sarah's research examines how psychological research can be applied to teaching and learning. She teaches introductory psychology regularly and puts her laboratory and classroom research into practice to improve student learning and actively engage students in large lectures. She has created and taught courses to support novice teachers in developing their skills. Sarah is a certified Teacher-Scholar who previously was recognized each year on the University of Illinois List of Excellent Teachers. She has won the University of Illinois Provost's Initiative for Teaching Advancement Award and the Association for Psychological Science Award for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science. She is a member of the Association for Psychological Science; the American Educational Research Association; the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society; and the American Psychological Association (Division 2, Society for Teaching of Psychology).