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CLASS Seyda Turk Smith

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Faculty


Dr. Seyda Türk Smith 

Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology
University of Washington

M.S., Psychology
University of Washington

B.A., Psychology
Istanbul University

Email: stsmith@uguam.uog.edu

Dr. Seyda Turk Smith

 

Courses

 

About

  • Professor of Psychology and Women & Gender Studies
  • Education and Training Specialist, Violence Against Women Prevention Program
  • Chairperson, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Research interests: Acculturation processes, multicultural education, values and character strengths of the good person across cultures, and cross-cultural parenting practices.

 

Publications

  • Seyda Türk Smith, Kyle D. Smith, Abdulgaffar Peang-Meth (2010). University-based services for asylum seekers on Guam: Empowerment, culture learning and community. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 150-162.
  • Türk Smith, S., Smith, K., & Christopher, J.C. (in print). Respecting the Complexity of Value Systems: Psychological Realism and the Case of Turkish Culture. In S. Kulich, M. Prosser (Eds.), Intercultural research: Volume 2: Cultural, intercultural, and cross-cultural values studies. Shanghai: Shanghai International Studies University, Intercultural Institute.
  • Smith, K.D., Türk Smith, S. & Christopher, J.C. (2007). What defines the good person? Cross-cultural comparisons of experts’ models with lay prototypes. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 38, 333-360.
  • Smith, K.D., Türk Smith, S., & Twaddle, I.K.B. (1998). How Micronesian students learn skills for personal adjustment: Issues of authority, self-disclosure, and cultural relevance. In J. J.F. Forest (Ed.) University teaching: International perspectives (pp. 203-221). NY: Garland Publishing.
  • Smith, K. D., Türk Smith, S., Aguilar, V., Coulter, P., Woo, G., & M. L. Spencer (1997). Contemporary Micronesian Communities in Guam: Acculturation, conflict and economic prospects. In K. Sudo & S. Yoshida (Eds), Contemporary migration in Oceania: Diaspora and network (pp. 45-64). Japan Center for Area Studies Series No. 3., Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.
  • Türk Smith, S. & Smith, K.D. (1995). Turkish emotion concepts: A prototype analysis. In J.A. Russell, J. Fernandez-Dols, A. S. R. Manstead, J.C. Wellenkamp, Everyday Conceptions of Emotion: An Introduction to Psychology, Anthropology and Linguistics of Emotion. (pp. 103-119). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
  • Türk Smith, S. (1993). Attitudes of long-term residents of Guam towards immigrants from the F.S.M. and R.M.I. Report submitted to the Government of Guam, Bureau of Planning and United States Department of the Interior, University of Guam: Micronesian Language Institute.
  • Türk Smith, S., Smith, K. D., and Seymour, K. J. (1993). Social desirability of personality items as a predictor of endorsement: A cross-cultural analysis. Journal of Social Psychology, 133, 43-52.
  • Türk Smith, S. (1990). Obstacles for women on the way to management: A study of Business Students' images' of the ideal manager. The Journal of Contemporary Management, 3, 174-184.
  • Smith, K. D. and Türk Smith, S. (1989). Theories X and Y in Istanbul: How Turkish business students rate themselves and others on motivation to work. Journal of Contemporary Management, 3, 30-41.
  • Türk Smith, S. (1989). An application of multidimensional scaling: Uncovering the underlying dimensions of foreign nations. The Journal of Contemporary Management, 2,15-22.

 

Research Reports

  • Türk Smith, S. (1993). Attitudes of long-term residents of Guam towards immigrants from the F.S.M. and R.M.I. Report submitted to the Government of Guam, Bureau of Planning and United States Department of the Interior, University of Guam: Micronesian Language Institute.

 

Conference Presentations

  • Christopher, J. C., Smith, K. D., Türk-Smith, S. (June, 2007). Culture as moral topographies of the self. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society For Theoretical Psychology, Toronto.
  • Türk Smith, S. (September, 2006). Türk genci iyi insani nasil tanimliyor? Iyi insan prototipinin kulturlerarasi arastirmasinda Turk kulturunun konumu (How does the Turkish youth define the good person? Situating the Turkish data in a cross-cultural study of the good person prototype). Paper presented at the Turkish Psychological Association Convention in Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Türk Smith, S., Smith, K. & Christopher, J.C. (July 2003). Identifying character strengths in three cultures. Paper presented at the VI European Regional Congress of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Türk Smith, S., Muna-Brecht, C. & Flores, E. (March, 2003). UOG Students’ conceptions of feminism. Paper presented at The XXIV Annual College of Arts and Sciences Conference, University of Guam.
  • Türk Smith. S. (November, 2002). Lifting the veil: Diversity of women’s experiences in the Muslim world. Lecture given at the University of Guam Public Lecture Series: Reflections of 9/11.
  • Türk Smith, S. with Manibusan, A., Sumaylo, G., Taisipic, K, & Johnston, M. (March, 2002). Women in Islam. Paper presented at the XXIII Annual College of Arts and Sciences Conference, University of Guam.
  • Türk Smith (November, 2001). Sufi Music – Audio-visual presentation, University of Guam, Public Lecture Series on Islam, War and Terrorism (Post Sept 11)
  • Peang-Meth, A., Türk Smith, S. (March, 2001). The Burmese project: A visual display of the joint efforts of volunteers from the University and the larger community of Guam helping the Burmese nationals in Mangilao. Poster presented at The XXII. Annual College of Arts and Sciences Conference, University of Guam.
  • Türk Smith, S. (October, 2000). Women need your help to escape abuse at home. Pacific Daily News.
  • Smith, K.D., J. Christopher, J.C. & Türk Smith, S. (July 2000). Gender, boundaries and intimacy: Cross-cultural commonalities in how women and men select goals for counseling. Paper presented at the 15th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Pultusk, Poland.
  • Smith, K. D., Türk Smith, S. & Christopher, J.C. (July, 2000). Cultural conceptions of evil: Insights from prototype and factor analyses. Paper presented at the 15th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, July 19th, 2000, Pultusk, Poland.
  • Türk Smith, Tevruz, S., S. Artan, I. Smith, K. D. & Christopher, J.C. (July, 2000). Turkish prototypes of the good person. Paper presented at the 15th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, July 21st, 2000, Pultusk, Poland.
  • Smith, K.D. Christopher, J.C. & Türk Smith, S. (August, 1999). Culture and unmet needs: Studies of interdependent and independent persons selecting goals for psychological growth. Presented at the Third Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Smith, K.D., Türk Smith, S., & Christopher, J.C. (April, 1999). Culture and unmet needs: Studies of independent and interdependent persons selecting goals for psychological growth. Paper presented at The Xth Annual College of Arts and Sciences Conference, University of Guam.
  • Türk Smith, S., & Smith, K.D. (1999, April). Concepts of optimal parenting among parents on Guam. Paper presented at The Xth Annual College of Arts and Sciences Conference, University of Guam.
  • Smith, K. D., Türk Smith, S. & Christopher, J.C. (August 1998). Prototypes of the ideal person in seven cultures. Presented at the 14th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Bellingham, Washington.
  • Türk Smith, S. with Atanacio, L., Babauta, E., Celes, R., & Tutay, M. (1998, March). A research model looking at similarities and differences across cultures.Paper presented at The IXth Annual College of Arts and Sciences Conference, University of Guam.
  • Türk Smith, S. with Ada, J., Alvarado, J., Perez, L., & Jastillana, M. (1998, March). A research model for studying indigenous child-rearing practices: Bridging the gap between research and practice. Paper presented at the 20th Anniversary Training Conference of the Guam Association of Social Workers.
  • Türk Smith, S. (1997). How do parents on Guam prepare the teenagers for adulthood: Studies on culture and parenting. Paper presented at the VIIIth Annual C.A.S. Conference, University of Guam.
  • Türk Smith, S. (1997). Culture, self-construals and parenting: Studies from the Western Pacific. Poster presented in the 105th Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Smith, K. D., Christopher, J. C., & Türk Smith, S. (1997). Prototypes of evil in six cultures. Poster presented in the 105th Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Türk Smith, S. & Tevruz, S. (1996). Marmara University students evaluating the Turkish University students. Poster presented at the IX. National Conference of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Türk Smith, S. (1996). Public self as a function of the identity of the outgroup. Paper presented at the VIIIth AnnualCAS Research Conference University of Guam.
  • Türk Smith, S. with Smith, K.D., Christopher, J.C., Hodge, C.N., Koshiba, G. Polloi, S., Wagner, S., & Willyander C. (1996). The Ideal Person in four cultures. Paper presented at VIIth Annual C.A.S. Research Conference, University of Guam.
  • Türk Smith, S. with Smith, K.D., Christopher, J.C., Hodge, C.N., Koshiba, G. Polloi, S., Wagner, S., & Willyander C. (1996). Concepts of Evil in Four Cultures. Paper presented at the VIIth Annual C.A.S. Research Conference, University of Guam.
  • Türk Smith, S. with Spencer, M., Schwab, G. & Twaddle, I. (1996). Psychosocial research on children and adolescents of our region: Where we are and where do we need to go? Panel presentation at the VIIth Annual C.A.S. Research Conference, University of Guam.
  • Smith, K. D., Türk Smith, Aguilar, S., V., Coulter, P., Woo, G., & Spencer, M. (1995). Moderating the impact of Micronesian migrations to Guam: A multimethod study. Poster presentation in P. Pedersen and Zhao H. (Chairs). Mediating multicultural conflict in the Asia-Pacific region at the macro and micro levels. 18th Pacific Science Congress, Beijing, People's Republic of China.
  • Türk Smith, S. and Smith, K. D. (1994). Emotion concepts in Turkish: A prototype approach. In J. A. Russell (Chair), Language and what it reveals about emotion concepts. Symposium conducted at a NATO Advanced Study Institute Workshop on "Everyday Conceptions of Emotion", Almagro, Spain.
  • Tevruz, S. and Türk Smith, S. (1994). Personality profiles of university youth. Paper presented at the VIII. National Conference of Psychology, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Türk Smith, S. (1994). Guamanian Attitudes towards Micronesian Immigrants. Paper presented at the Vth Annual College of Arts and Sciences Conference, University of Guam.
  • Artan, I., Gemicioglu-Cetinkaya, J., & Türk Smith, S. (1993). Students' perceptions of the business administration programs: Was that the right choice? Paper presented at the National Conference of Business Administrators, Eskisehir, Turkey.
  • Artan, I. & Türk Smith, S.(1992). Gender and attributions of success, career expectations, and values of bank managers in Turkey. Paper presented at the VII. National Conference of Psychology. Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Smith, K. D., Türk Smith, S., T. DeHarpport, H. P. Hopp, & Keating, J. P. (1992). Multidimensional scaling and cluster analyses of distinctions between life events. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Türk Smith, S. and Smith, K. D. (1991). Theory X in IstanbulTurkish managers and future managers rate themselves and others on motivation to work. Paper presented at the Vth International conference on the psychology of work and organizations, Rouen, France.
  • Türk Smith, S. (1990). Future managers' perceptions of the "ideal manager": Comparisons between the ideal manager, the ideal female manager and ideal male manager.Paper presented at the VIth National Conference of Psychology, Istanbul University, Turkey.
  • Tevruz, S., Türk Smith, S. and Artan, I. (1990). Self-concept comparisons of Turkish university students educated in Western-oriented and traditional educational systems. Paper presented at the VIth National Conference of Psychology, Istanbul University, Turkey.
  • Türk Smith, S. and Smith, K. D. (1990). Turkish students' perceptions of peers' motivation to work: Comparing Turkish compatriots with students from other nations. Paper presented at the VIth National Conference of Psychology, Istanbul University, Turkey.
  • Smith, K. D. and S. Turk (1986). Reactions to the distressed: A function of belief in emotional control. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C.
  • S. Türk (1984).International images: Theory, highlights of past research and suggestions for future. Paper presented at the Assembly of Turkish-American Associations Conference, San Francisco: Ca.
  • Sarason, B. R., Sarason, I. G., Lindner, K. & Türk Smith, S. (1984). Social support: Experimental attempts to understand its characteristics and effects. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Associations, Los Angeles, Ca.


Unpublished Manuscripts

  • S. Türk Smith & C. Muna-Brecht (2003). UOG Students conceptions of feminism.
  • S. Schmitz & Türk Smith, S. (1996). Teacher perceptions of multicultural pedagogy in Guam public schools. Unpublished manuscript.

 

Publications in Turkish

  • Türk Smith, S. & Cetinkaya, J. (1996). Projections for Turkish Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Lessons from a self-evaluation of American Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In Tevruz, S. (Ed), Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Series on Industrial/Organizational Psychology published by the Turkish Psychological Association) (pp. 133-141). Türk Psikoloji Dernegi, KAL-DER, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Türk Smith, S. (1993). Research Methods for Industrial/ Organizational Behavior. In N. Bilgin (Ed.) Handbook of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, pp 5-45. Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Artan, I. & Türk Smith, S. (1992). Gender and attributions of success, career expectations, and values of bank managers in Turkey. Marmara Universitesi Iktisadi Idari Ilimler Fakültesi Dergisi (Journal of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences of Marmara University), 1-2, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Türk Smith, S. and Smith, K. D. (1992). Turkish students evaluate themselves on motivation to work, Toplum ve Bilim, (Society and Science), 15, 55-67, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Türk Smith, S. and Smith, K. D. (1992). Social desirability and the endorsement of personality items: A cross-cultural analysis. Seminer (Journal of Seminar), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Tevruz, S., Türk Smith, S. and Artan, I. (1991). Self-concept of Turkish students in western-oriented and traditional university campuses: A comparative study of two subcultures, Marmara University, College of Education Journal, 3, Istanbul, Turkey.