Category Archives: Psychology

SMU professors aim to prevent sexual assault with bystander program

Dallas Morning News By MELISSA REPKO Originally Posted: March 16, 2015 A boyfriend and girlfriend fighting at a party. A couple stumbling around in an alcohol-fueled stupor. A teen getting pressured to kiss someone who gave her a ride. Those … Continue reading

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Students honor Dedman College professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators, 26 Dedman College professors, at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who … Continue reading

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Virtual Training At SMU Helps Women Say “No”

CBS DFW SMU researchers have created a tool to help women develop the confidence to say “no”. WATCH VIDEO

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What’s Hot and What’s Not in Psychology & Psychiatry

Brainblogger Originally Posted: Feb. 3, 2015 by Carla Clark, PhD HOT: Virtual Reality used to Reduce Sexual Victimization of Teenage Girls Who: Research team of Psychology Professors from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Where: In press in the journal Behavior Therapy … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Training for Sexual Harassment?

Newsweek Originally Posted: Feb. 1, 2015 Most women have dealt with unwanted sexual advances. In fact, one national survey estimates that 65 percent have experienced some form of street harassment. But a study out of Southern Methodist University found that … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Alicia Meuret, Psychology

Congratulations to Alicia Meuret, the 2015 president of the International Society of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP). Some background information about ISARP is presented below: The origins of the International Symposium on Respiratory Psychophysiology date back to the late 1970s when clinical … Continue reading

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Teen girls report less sexual victimization after virtual reality assertiveness training

Medical Xpress Originally Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimized after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, finds a new study. The effects persisted … Continue reading

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Women’s body image tied to what they think men like: study

NY Daily News Originally posted: Jan. 15, 2015 When told that men desire full-bodied, voluptuous figures, women felt better about their own weight, say researchers at Southern Methodist University in Texas. “A woman’s body image is strongly linked to her … Continue reading

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Women who are told men desire women with larger bodies are happier with their weight

Results of three independent studies suggest a woman’s body image is strongly linked to her perception of what she thinks men prefer Originally Posted: Jan. 12, 2015 SMU Research Blog Telling women that men desire larger women who aren’t model-thin … Continue reading

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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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