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Course Stories, Season 3, Episode #6: Psyched About Student Success, PSY338 & PSY340

In this episode of Course Stories, we delve into emotional intelligence and the psychology of academic success, two unique courses aimed at dismantling a deficit view of emotions and equipping students with strategies that enable their academic success. We also hear about their new podcast, Sun Devil Psych Online – the Pod.

Narin Loa, Instructional Designer Associate at EdPlus, sits down with Dr. Laura Petrolle Clemons, Assistant Teaching Professor and the Professional Field Experience Coordinator with the Arizona State University psychology digital immersion programs, and Dr. Natalie Fabert, Assistant Teaching Professor of ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, to discuss the development of their respective courses–PSY 338: Emotional Intelligence & PSY 394: The Psychology of Academic Success, now known as PSY 340: The Psychology of Academic Motivation and Growth. 

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In this Episode:

Laura Clemons

Laura Petrolle Clemons, Ph.D., is an assistant teaching professor and the professional field experience coordinator with the Arizona State University psychology digital immersion programs. Laura has constructed a variety of courses for ASU and most recently developed and launched her second course in Emotional Intelligence for the University: The Positive Psychology of Emotional Intelligence.  She is also the co-creator and co-host for SunDevil Psych Online, a podcast dedicated to creating space, awareness, community, inclusivity, and belonging for our psych community here at ASU and beyond.

Natalie Fabert

Natalie Fabert, Ph.D., is an assistant teaching professor (lecturer) of ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Fabert teaches undergraduate and graduate online psychology courses related to social psychology, clinical psychology, professional issues, learning and motivation, and addiction. Dr. Fabert is also creating a course on the psychology of high control groups (cults) that will be offered for the first time during summer of 2023.  Dr. Fabert is a licensed psychologist and maintains a part-time private therapy practice. She is also co-creator and co-host of “Sun Devil Psych- The Pod.”

Narin Loa

Narin Loa is an associate instructional designer with Instructional Design and New Media (IDNM) at EdPlus. In his present role, he supports instructional designers and faculty in the design and development of ASU online courses. Narin has more than 12 years of instructional experience and curriculum development in various higher education settings. He holds a master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL), and is currently a doctoral candidate in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at ASU.    

Your Hosts

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Ricardo Leon is a Media Developer for EdPlus and is a co-creator and co-host of Course Stories. He has developed a number of other podcasts and various other forms of instructional media. In 2021, Ricardo was on a team that received The President’s Award, which formally recognizes successful solutions in innovation, for his work on the Study Hall project with Crash Course.
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Mary Loder is an instructional designer at EdPlus and is the Online Learning Manager - Professional Development and Training on the Instructional Design and New Media team at EdPlus. She is also the co-creator and co-host for Course Stories, a podcast highlighting and showcasing the talents of our faculty and staff at ASU.

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