Category Archives: Psychology

Ernest N. Jouriles and Renee McDonald, Psychology, virtual training helps assertiveness

SMU Daily Campus Originally Posted: March 24, 2015 You’re in the car with a guy you’ve been dating for three weeks. It’s dark out, rain beats down on your window and lightning flashes in the distance. He’s ready to take … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2015 Research Day Award Winners

Congratulations to all the Dedman College students who received 2015 Research Day awards. The goal of Research Day  is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, and … Continue reading

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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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