Patrick Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

 Education should be a dynamic and interactive process. One of the most important roles of a professor is to impart professional experience as it applies to effective classroom pedagogy. However, student learning and motivational styles are always changing, so an effective educator must continue to improve one's craft by connecting with his or her students in ways that both sides realize their responsibilities in making classroom learning a collective, engaging experience.

Dr. Smith studied Psychology at Elizabethtown College, from which he received his B.A. in 1996. He immediately entered into the doctoral program in Neuroscience at the Florida State University where he was awarded a fellowship as part of the Chemosensory Training Program. Dr. Smith earned his MS degree in 2000, in which he explored abilities in textural discrimination of solid foods. While pursuing his doctorate, Dr. Smith became recognized as a successful teacher and mentor to undergraduates, as he was awarded the Florida State University Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Students in 2002 as well as the Joseph Grosslight Scholarship for Teaching Excellence in 2002. He completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2003. His dissertation explored the interactions between taste and thermal cues that influence feeding behavior. Dr. Smith came to Florida Southern in 2003, where he immediately made an impact among the students both inside and outside the department.  Although Dr. Smith has taught virtually every class in the Psychology curriculum, his areas of specialty lie in Behavioral Psychology, Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, and Psychology in Film. For his leadership and service among the college and Lakeland communities, he has received other honors, including faculty induction into both Phi Eta Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa and service awards such as the Florida Southern College Faculty Service Award (2007) and the Marsha Merritt Community Service Award (2009). In addition to his personal exploits.

Dr. Smith has been an avid researcher who has mentored numerous presentations with students at regional and national conferences. These projects, (some of which are currently in development for publication) include the relationship between music and memory, the effects of perceived body image in product recall, human ability to discriminate between different types of fats in food, psychoanalytical and behavior themes in non-traditional art, and factors that promote more effective teaching of undergraduate psychology.

Education

Ph.D., Neuroscience, Florida State University, 2003
M.S., Psychology, Florida State University, 2000
B.A., Psychology, Elizabethtown College, 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Omicron Delta Kappa Teacher of the Year (2011)
  • Faculty Inductee, Phi Eta Sigma (2011)
  • Marsha Merritt Community Service Award (2010)
  • Miller Distinguished Professor Award (2009)
  • Faculty Inductee, Omicron Delta Kappa (2008)
  • United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award (2007)
  • Florida Southern College Faculty Service Award (2007)
  • Phi Eta Sigma Lover of Wisdom Award (2006)
  • Who's Who Among Teachers (2004)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Students (2002)
  • Joseph Grosslight Scholarship for Teaching Excellence (2002)

Publications or Exhibitions

Publication

Smith, P.L., Smith, J.C., & Houpt, T.A., (2010). Interactions of temperature and taste in conditioned aversions. Physiology and Behavior, 99, 324-333.

Poster Presentations

Goodmon, L., Ivancevich, D., Lundberg, S., & Smith, P.L. Actions speak louder than personality: A Facebook analysis in employment. Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2012.

Hester, S., Goodmon, L., Darby, B., & Smith, P.L. Picture This: Parameters in evaluating manipulated landscapes. Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February, 2012.

Stoltzfus, D., Johnson, N.K., & Smith, P.L. When I grow up: Moral and ethical development in undergraduates. Poster accepted at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2011.

Smith, P.L., Goodmon, L.B., & Darby, B. Undergraduates and mental health: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Poster accepted to the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2011.

Gold, A., Owen, K.A., Mann, A.N., & Smith, P.L. Unconditioned love: Relationships between music preference, affect, and memory. Poster accepted at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2011.

Buechel, K., & Smith, P.L. Eat your heart out: Social influences on feeding behavior. Poster accepted at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2011.

Smith, P.L., Darby, B., & Goodmon, L.B. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: Potential concerns about understanding mental illness in undergraduates. Poster accepted at the Annual Meeting of the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, Florida, January 2011.

Ison, A, Osburn, M, Colbert, A., & Smith, P.L. Parameters of brand recall with body images as salient stimuli. Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Charlotte, NC, March 2010.

Lisko, L.A., Primarolo, L.P.,  Smith, P.L., & Darby, B.W. Psychological assessment of non-traditional art media. Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Charlotte, NC, March 2010.

Conlon, A.C., Rockwell, S, Stewart, L., & Smith, P.L. Memory responses to underweight women in advertisements.  Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Charlotte, NC, March 2008.

Anderson, S.A., Conlon, A.C., Eguizabal, C., Rockwell, S., & Smith, P.L. The effects of temperature on taste sensitivity in coffee samples.  Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Charlotte, NC, March 2008.

Conlon, A.C., Anderson, S.A., Allegood, A., & Smith, P.L. Sensory determinations of coffee and its additives.  Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Charlotte, NC, March 2008.

Flynn, K.L., Anderson, S., Howie, L., Conlon, A., Weaver, C.T., & Smith, P.L. O-R-E-Oh! Sensory and perceptual determination of hydrogenated and non-hydrogenated cookies.  Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in New Orleans, LA, February  2007.

Smith, P.L., Claywell, T., Strickland, A., Flynn, K.,L., & Weaver, C.T. Gator or Nole? social factors that affect food perception.  Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in New Orleans, LA, February  2007

Kaufmann, D.A., Bridges, S.A., & Smith, P.L. The effects of color schemes on card memory. Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in New Orleans, LA, February  2007

Mulvaney, M., & Smith, P.L. Changes in the Social Behavior of an Autistic Child During Relationship Development Intervention Therapy: A Case Study.  Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 2006.

Smith, P.L., Flynn, K.L., & Weaver, C.T. Effects of knowledge of hydrogenated ingredients on perception of brownies. Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 2006.

Bridges, S.A., & Smith, P.L. Music familiarity and its effects on memory recall.  Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 2006.

Lindberg, K., Freedman, K, Stuart, J.L., Smith, P.L., & Lawson, A.L. Effects of Examiner Skepticism on Concealing Information.  Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Atlanta, GA, 2004

Stuart, J.L., Lindberg, K., Smith, P.L., & Lawson, A.L. Indexing deception using a condition suppression technique. Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting in Atlanta, GA, 2004.

Smith, P.L., Smith, J.C., & Houpt, T.A., (2010). Interactions of temperature and taste in conditioned aversions. Physiology and Behavior, 99, 324-333.

Connect with
Patrick Smith

252 Ordway Building
863.680.4477
psmith@flsouthern.edu