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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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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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