Teaching Statement
I care a lot about the quality of my teaching and my students’ learning experience. In 2011, I wrote a book in which I described the best practices in college teaching. The book was written in French and has been translated into German, Spanish, and Portuguese. I have also given numerous workshops and presentations on effective teaching methods for adult learners. My workshops last between 3 hours and 3 days, and we cover topics like class preparation, writing a syllabus, teaching a large lecture class, teaching a seminar or lab, measuring students’ knowledge, studentprofessor rapport, student motivation, improving one’s teaching, and time management. I am convinced that four elements are essential for effective teaching:
(1) A good rapport between students and professor,
(2) A good syllabus and a clear structure,
(3) Pedagogic methods that integrate active learning, i.e., exercises in which the students participate actively in the learning process, and
(4) A teaching style that takes into account the attentional capacities of the average 20 yearold student.
I am a big fan of studentcentered learning that focuses on students’ needs, desires, and capacities rather than the professor’s preferences. My goal is to make every one of my classes better than the previous one. I am extremely grateful to students who give me feedback about my teaching and make suggestions on how I can improve my classes.
Teaching Books
Brauer, M. (2014). An der Hochschule lehren: Praktische Ratschläge, Tricks und Lehrmethoden [Teaching at the university: Practical advice, suggestions, pedagogic methods]. Berlin, Germany: SpringerVerlag. Get the book in German here.
Brauer, M. (2013). Enseñar en la Universidad: Consejos prácticos, destrezas y métodos pedagógicos [Teaching at the university: Practical advice, suggestions, pedagogic methods]. Madrid, Spain: Pirámide. Get the book in Spanish here.
Brauer, M. (2012). Ensinar na universidade: conceitos práticos, dicas, métodos pedagógicos [Teaching at the university: Practical advice, suggestions, pedagogic methods]. São Paolo, Brazil: Parábola. Get the book in Portuguese here.
Brauer, M. (2011). Enseigner à l’université : Conseils pratiques, astuces, méthodes pédagogiques [Teaching at the university: Practical advice, suggestions, pedagogic methods]. Paris, France: Armand Colin. Get the book in French here.
Classes
2011Present: University of WisconsinMadison
20072011: Université de ClermontFerrand
20062007: University of WisconsinMadison
19972006: Université de ClermontFerrand
19941997: Universität Konstanz
2000Present: Workshops
2011Present: University of WisconsinMadison
 Statistical Analysis of Psychological Experiments (PSYCH 610/710). Graduate level. [610 Syllabus, 710 Syllabus]
 Structural Equation Modeling. Graduate level. [711 Syllabus]
 Designing and Testing Social Interventions (PSYCH 411). Undergraduate level. [411 Syllabus]
20072011: Université de ClermontFerrand

 Organizational Behavior. Undergraduate level.
 Methodology, Data Analysis, and SPSS I. Graduate level
 Methodology, Data Analysis, and SPSS II. Graduate level
 Key Readings in Social Psychology. Graduate level
 Séminaire professionnel [Professional seminar]. Graduate level
19972006: Université de ClermontFerrand
 Méthodologie, analyse de données et SPSS [Methodology, Data Analysis, and SPSS]. Graduate level
 La cognition sociale [Social cognition]. Graduate level
 La causalité: Les relations de cause à effet dans les sciences sociales et humaines [Causality: Cause and Effect in the Social and Human Sciences]. Graduate level
 L’influence sociale et la modification des comportements [Social Influence and the Modification of Behavior]. Graduate level
 L’enseignement à l’université [College Teaching]. Graduate level
 Les penseurs clé en psychologie [Key Thinkers in Psychology]. Graduate level
 Séminaire professionnel [Professional Seminar]. Graduate level
19941997: Universität Konstanz
 Soziale Kognition [Social Cognition]: Sophomore level
 Extreme Einstellungen [Extreme Attitudes]: Senior level
 Intime Beziehungen [Intimate Relationships]: Sophomore level
 Experimentelle et quasiexperimentelle Designs [Experimental and QuasiExperimental Designs]: Graduate level
 Sozialpsychologie [Social Psychology]: Introductory lecture for first year students
 Sozialpsychologische Forschung [Research in Social Psychology]: Seminar for honor’s students and graduate students
 Die wichtigsten Beiträge der Sozialpsychologie in den letzten 10 Jahren [The Most Important Contributions to Social Psychology in the last 10 Years]: Sophomore level
 Kommunikation und soziale Interaktion [Communication and Social Interaction]: Sophomore level
 Feldstudien: Planung, Ausführung und Datenanalyse [Field Studies: Planification, Execution, and Data Analyses]: Graduate level
2000Present: Workshops
 Racial Prejudice Workshop. Workshop taught for the Environmental Organizations Equity Working Group and Sustain Dane, Madison, WI, February 2016.
 Reducing Racism and Prejudice: What works? Workshop given at the Madison Central Library, Madison, WI, February 2016, 2h.
 Reducing Racism and Prejudice: What works? Workshop given at the YWCA Racial Justice Summit, Madison, WI, September 2015, 3h.
 Introduction to Linear MixedEffects Models. Workshop given at the Universidad de Granada, Spain, April 2014, 3h.
 How to effectively reduce prejudice and discrimination. Workshop given at the Kenosha County Department of Health, Kenosha, WI, November 2013, 3h.
 How to improve your effectiveness as a university teacher. Workshop given at the Université de Lorraine, Nancy, March 2013, 3h.
 How to improve your effectiveness as a university teacher. Workshop given at the School of Education, Université de ClermontFerrand, France, March 2013, 15h.
 L’analyse des trajets et la modélisation par equations structurales [Path analysis and structural equation modeling]. Workshop given at the Université Catholique de Louvain, LouvainlaNeuve, Belgium. Graduate and postgraduate level, February 2011, 25h.
 Intimate relationships. Workshop given at the University of Granada, graduate and postgraduate level, May 2009, 6h.
 Mediation and moderated mediation. Workshop given at the University of Granada, graduate and postgraduate level, May 2009, 6h.
 Leadership in Organizations. Workshop given at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, ClermontFerrand. Undergraduate level, March 2009, 18h.
 L’analyse des trajets et la modélisation par equations structurales [Path analysis and structural equation modeling]. Workshop given at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Graduate and postgraduate level, January 2009, 25h.
 Data Analysis: Mediation and Moderation. Workshop given at the “Graduate Institute of Applied Psychology” in Lisbon, Portugal. Graduate and postgraduate level, October 2008, 10h.
 Le role de l’élu dans la lutte contre les incivilités. [The role of elected representatives in the the fight against incivilities]. Workshop given at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Police, Lyon. The participants were mayors and members of municipal councils. September 2008, 4h.
 Behavior Modification. Workshop given at the University of Granada. Graduate and postgraduate level, March 2008, 6h.
 Social Power. Workshop given at the University of Granada. Graduate and postgraduate level, March 2008, 6h.
 The use of contrasts in data analysis. Workshop given at Emory University, USA. Graduate and postgraduate level, April 2007, 3h.
 Enseigner la psychologie [Teaching psychology]. Workshop given at the University of ClermontFerrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, June 2006, 18h.
 L’utilisation des contrastes dans l’analyse de variance [The use of contrasts in analysis of variance]. Workshop given at the University of ClermontFerrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, June 2005, 18h.
 Enseigner à l’université [College teaching]. Workshops given at the University of ClermontFerrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, February 2005, March 2005, February 2006; March 2006; 4 x 18h.
 L’analyse des trajets et la modélisation par equations structurales [Path analysis and structural equation modeling]. Workshops given at the University of ClermontFerrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, June 2004, July 2004, June 2005; 3 x 18h.
 L’analyse de régression simple et multiple [Simple and multiple regression analysis]. Workshops given at the University of ClermontFerrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, June 2004, July 2004; 2 x 18h.
 Méthodologie de la Recherche Appliquée [Methodology of applied research]. Workshop given at the University of ClermontFerrand. Graduate and postgraduate level, September 2003, 18h.
 L’analyse de régression simple et multiple [Simple and multiple regression analysis]. Workshop given at the University of Rennes. Graduate and postgraduate level, April 2003, 18h.
 L’analyse de données pour les étudiants en 3e cycle [Data analysis for graduate students]. Workshop given at the René Descartes University in Paris. Graduate level, June 2002, 18h.
 Die Benutzung von Kontrasten für den Test spezifischer Hypothesen [The use of contrasts for the tests of specific hypotheses]. Workshop given at the University of Jena, Germany. Graduate level, April 2002, 3h.
 Modèles avancés d’analyses de données: Etablir des relations causales dans la recherche en psychologie [Advanced data analysis models: How to establish causal relationships in psychological research]. Workshop given at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Graduate level, December 2001, March 2002, and June 2002, 45h total.
 Les techniques statistiques avancées dans la recherche comportementale [Advanced statistical techniques in behavioral research]. Workshop given at the René Descartes University in Paris. Graduate level, December 2000, 12h.
 Group perception and social cognition. Workshop given in collaboration with Patricia Devine During the EAESP Summer School 2000 in ClermontFerrand. Graduate level, July 2000, 75h.