In this episode Garth interviews Jerry Rudman from Irvine Valley College in Irvine, CA. Spanning six decades, Jerry has been devoted to undergraduate education through many venues. He has contributed to APA Guidelines 1.0, 2.0, and the forthcoming 3.0 revision, as well as part of the P3 Conference and the Introductory Psychology Initiative (and more). When he starts a Psi Beta chapter at IVC in 1992, the fortunes dramatically improved for Jerry and for his students. Jerry comes from humble beginnings as a first-generation college student and then working in human factors in the aerospace industry. Like so many other legends in psychology, the content of the introductory psychology course truly drew Jerry’s attention to the discipline.
You can learn more about Psi Beta at https://psibeta.org/