Robert J.  Smith

Associate Professor


Robert SmithPh.D. Social Psychology, The Ohio State University

M.S. Social Psychology, The Ohio State University

B.A. Florida A & M University


Dr. Robert J. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychology. Dr. Smith has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology for many years. He earned his doctorate in Social Psychology from The Ohio State University and has completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Smith is also a Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellow.

Dr. Smith has conducted research in a wide variety of areas from factors that affect the travel behavior of African Americans to reactions to death to reactions to spatial invasions to organ donations among African Americans. His current research program focuses on aging and physical attractiveness. His publications are included in such journals as the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Omega Journal of Death and Dying, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Perception and Motor Skills and the National Transportation Center (Morgan State University).

Area of Specialization: Undergraduate research training and development with a focus on physical attractiveness and how it affects perceptions, attributions and reactions.

Courses Taught: General Psychology, Scientific Methods, Social Psychology, Senior Seminar I & II and History and Systems of Psychology.

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