Can someone help with how instructors would introduce themselves in the informal classroom meeting area and (2) to describe what they think when they hear the word “psychology.”
Also, after getting a message from one of the students, Carlos James, introducing himself to the class, what would be the appropriate respond to his introduction?
(See attached introduction). Should the instructor response to Carlos in a private email or a group reply? Should the instructor point out to Carlos that portions of his introduction is inappropriate and why? How can an instructor possibly respond to Carlos’s inappropriate remarks without destroying any rapport the instructor has built with him?
Carlos: Hi everyone, my name is Carlos James and I live in Chicago, Illinois. I am a psychology
major and this is my first class. I am so excited! I was diagnosed as bipolar several years ago and spent some time in a mental hospital
, but now it is undercontrol
with meds and I feel great! I have always wanted to study more about psychology and understand myself better. My wife, Elena, and I have 3 children
(Marcos, Marta, and Carlos, Jr.) and are really happy together, she is a wonderful wife, mother, and lover! I am looking forward to talking to you all!
When I think of psychology, I remember my time in the hospital. I was in so much pain, I kept going from bouncing off the walls to a deep dark depression
and the psychologist
really helped me. When I was in the hospital, my wife left me and took the kids, it was months before they returned home. I think of psychology as a way to help people in mental pain. I remember once, before I started on my meds when I was arrested for running around my neighborhood naked. Now, I am embarrassed about that time but then it seemed like a logical thing to do. Now I am doing better and I can’t wait to get off the meds!