First Day Introduction - Fall 2010 Steven D Seidel Ph.D...

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Fall, 2010 Steven D. Seidel, Ph.D.
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Syllabus
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ATTENDANCE “THE BEST PREDICTOR OF EXAM/COURSE GRADES!” So why don’t all students attend class?????
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ETIQUETTE Student Behaviors that Irritate Teachers and other students: Talking during lectures Being Late Sleeping in Class Feet on Desks Chewing Gum Noisily Cheating Acting Bored Not Asking Questions Asking “Will it be on the test?” Asking “Did we do anything important?”
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PLEASE TURN YOUR CELL PHONES OFF DURING CLASS!!! If you must use a pager please set it to vibrate.
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COURSE THEME: How to be a masochist and love it!! “Embracing criticism in the face of an ambiguous life” Through humility comes growth !!!”
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2 Enemies of Academia 1. SELF-ESTEEM MAINTENANCE 2. PROCRASTINATION
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BASIC HUMAN MOTIVE 1 “People behave and think in ways that maintain high self-esteem.” In many ways, we truly believe that we are . .. Legends in our own mind!!!
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Positive Illusions: 1. We overestimate our good qualities.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYC 2305 taught by Professor Steven during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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