//about social conformity Smrek: I saw a student of mine in the hall wearing two different socks, who would willingly do that? Johnny: I usually just wear one sock
//AP Psychology Smrek: Okay, who knows what mean, median and mode are? Evan: Mr. Stein wrote a play about them.
Smrek: The difference between an A and a B is the difference between an A and an E.
//A student walks in to Ms. Smrek's psychology class Student: Hey Ms. Smrek. Smrek: ...did you come in here just to say that? Student: Yup. Smrek: ...go back to class. Student: But I have Mr. Whitacre!! Smrek: HA! Too bad, go back to his class. Student (while walking out): You know, we were talking about how you and Mr. Whitacre should get married. You could have angry babies!
Mrs. Smrek: So the amygdala controls aggression and fear. What? Brendan: Would amputating the amygdala- Smrek: NO! What is it with you and amputating?
Brendan: So if you amputated the brainstem, would that cure fear? Mrs. Smrek: Yes, but it would also mean your heart stops and you die. //Later Brendan: What if you cut off the brainstem but left the medula there, would that get rid of phobias?
"Oh my god. Sesame Street is the best. None of this Barney crap." - Ms. Smrek
"But then you'll have the mailman's kids, and you don't want that." - Nevin, on not having sex if you don't want children