Category Archives: Psychology

Andrea Meltzer, Psychology, contraception may affect how happy women are with their husbands

Medical Xpress by Kathleen Haughney Originally Posted: December 3, 2014 Choosing a partner while on the pill may affect a woman’s marital satisfaction, according to a new study from Florida State University and Southern Methodist University. In fact, the pill … Continue reading

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Department of Psychology congratulates new Phi Beta Kappa members

The Department of Psychology congratulates 3 of its undergraduate majors for being chosen for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. The 3 students are: Jiani Zhu Ashley Schneider Emaan Rangoonwala This is an outstanding achievement and the highest academic honor one … Continue reading

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Asthma patients reduce symptoms, improve lung function with shallow breaths, more CO2

Medical Express Originally posted: Nov. 4, 2014 Asthma patients taught to habitually resist the urge to take deep breaths when experiencing symptoms were rewarded with fewer symptoms and healthier lung function, according to a new study from Southern Methodist University, … Continue reading

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Alicia Meuret, Psychology, how to prevent fear from becoming overwhelming

Dallas Morning News Originally posted: Oct. 27, 2014 Fear on the brain: Why we’re afraid, and how to prevent fear from overwhelming us Everyone knows what it’s like to be afraid. A snake slithers unexpectedly across the path ahead, and … Continue reading

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10 colleges with the highest paid psychology graduates

USA Today Originally Posted: Oct. 17, 2014 Psychology majors explore different personality types, how humans develop, how we respond to our environment and why we behave the way that we do. A degree in this field of study can lead … Continue reading

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George Holden, Psychology, to spank or not to spank

Christian Science Monitor Published Oct 19, 2014 BOSTON — The way corporal punishment evolved in Sandy Haase’s family is, in many ways, typical. Growing up in Orange County, in California, in the 1960s, Ms. Haase knew what would happen if … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Fear with psychologist Alicia Meuret

KERA public radio 90.1 hosted SMU psychologist Alicia Meuret on Krys Boyd‘s “Think” program Oct. 6. Meuret, Boyd and Madhukar Trivedi, chair of the University of Texas-Southwestern’s Mental Health Department, discussed “How fear serves us and when it can lead … Continue reading

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George Holden, Psychology, Adrian Peterson case brings scrutiny to child spanking

ABC NEWS Radio …Between 70 percent and 90 percent of Americans admit to using some form of physical force when disciplining their kids, according to Southern Methodist University psychology professor George Holden. “Physical punishment is extremely common for young children,” … Continue reading

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Graduate student reception scheduled for September 25

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Maguire fellow and Dedman College senior blogs about her summer working with therapeutic horses

Erica, a Maguire fellow and Dedman College senior majoring in psychology and sociology blogs about her summer working with therapeutic horses. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for … Continue reading

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