Event 12/8: Department of Psychology Colloquium Series.

The Department of Psychology invites you to attend a presentation by Nancy Sin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Sin will present her research on “Daily positive experiences and health: Biobehavioral pathways and resilience to stress” at 10-11:30 a.m. in the Sartain Room (Expressway Tower 1100 Conference Room) on Thursday, December 8. All are welcome.

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Join “A Gathering For Dignity” Friday (11/11) 1 p.m. at the Flagpole

Read the Latest Inside Dedman College, Fall 2016 Newsletter

Vol. 2 Features: Dean's Message The Slope of Success Dedman College Scholars: Building on Success In and Out of the Classroom Part One: Helping Exceptional Students Find Their Way Part Two: A Lasting Impact Part Three: Preparing for the Future Student Feature A Tower Scholar’s Life in Uganda Faculty Features Grappling with Culture and Citizenship: Dr. Hervé Tchumkam Explores French Identity Sharing Ideas Across Oceans: Department of Chemistry to Host International Exchange Bringing the Past into Context: Dr. Jo Guldi and the Digital Humanities Science at an Unprecedented Scale World Changers Major in World Languages Alumni Feature ‘My Passion, My Philanthropy:’ Lauren Embrey on Giving Bold and ‘Now’ What's New Biophysics: New Major on the Hilltop

Huffington Post covers the latest research of SMU clinical psychologist Alicia Meuret

Huffington Post Originally Posted: October 25, 2016 Not a morning person? There still might be a good reason to get up and at it when it comes to booking time with your therapist. A new study found that patients actually made more progress in overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when they went to psychotherapy in the morning versus the afternoon. In fact, a test of panic symptoms revealed that patients had nearly 30 percent more improvement after an a.m. appointment than an afternoon session. It’s not about whether or not you’re a morning person or a night owl, study author Alicia E. Meuret, a clinical psychologist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, told The Huffington Post. The new data suggests morning therapy sessions are aided by higher [...]

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SMU to host early voting Oct. 31, Nov. 1

SMU News Originally Posted: October 26, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – Early voting for Dallas County residents will be available on the SMU campus Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.  The polling place at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St., will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, and free parking will be available in the Binkley and Moody parking garages to accommodate early voters. “It can be hard for students living on campus to find the time and transportation to get to off-campus polling places on election day, so we’re very pleased the Dallas County Commissioners chose to locate an early-voting site at SMU,” said Brad Cheves, SMU vice president for development and external affairs.  “This encourages our students to participate in [...]

Psychotherapy sessions are best in the morning when levels of helpful hormone are high

SMU Research Originally Posted: October 3, 2016 New study found patients with anxiety, phobias and fears showed greater improvement from therapy that was scheduled in the morning, when levels of cortisol — a naturally occurring hormone — test higher. Participants in the study were 24 people diagnosed with panic disorder and agoraphobia, which is a fear of public places where a person feels panicked, trapped or helpless. Participants underwent a standard psychotherapeutic treatment of “exposure therapy,” with those in morning sessions achieving greater improvement. (Credit: iStock) Patients make more progress toward overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when their therapy sessions are scheduled in the morning, new research suggests. The study found that morning sessions helped psychotherapy patients overcome their panic and anxiety and phobic avoidance better, [...]

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Fondren library closed Saturday, September 17th

Fondren Library will be closed this Saturday, September 17th for Game Day. Regular hours will resume Sunday September 18th at Noon. READ MORE 

SMU climbs to 56 in U.S. News & World Report rankings

SMU News Originally Posted: September 13, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – SMU rose to its highest ranking among the nation’s universities in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, released online today. Among 220 institutions classified as national universities, SMU ranks 56, up from 61 a year ago. The new ranking again places SMU in the first tier of institutions in the guide’s “best national universities” category. In Texas, only Rice University ranks higher. SMU and the University of Texas-Austin were tied.  Among private national universities, SMU ranks 39. SMU’s increase was one of the five largest among the top 100 universities. Since 2008, SMU’s 11-point increase is one of the four largest among schools in the top 60. For the rankings, U.S. News considers measures [...]

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