New research from SMU psychology professors explains why breathing exercises help panic disorder patients

ScienceDirect Originally Posted: June 9, 2018           Breathing exercises help panic disorder patients. Research published this week in Biological Psychiatry from SMU's Department of Psychology professors Alicia Meuret, Thomas Ritz, and David Rosenfield identifies physiological effects that explain why. READ MORE

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Young entrepreneurs overcome inexperience and skeptics

AP Originally Posted: June 7, 2018 SMU Dedman College alumnus Carl Dorvil ’05, ’08, was interviewed for this story. He majored in public policy, economics and psychology. He earned a Professional M.B.A. through the Cox School of Business in 2008. NEW YORK (AP) — The age-old issue came up again recently: A potential client asked Nate Hartmann, “Hey, how old are you?” Since Hartmann founded Yellow Box in 2010 at age 18, he’s encountered skeptics who doubted his company could design websites and create online marketing strategies. Some clients even set out to teach them. “They tried to run us, instead of working with us to achieve their goals,” says Hartmann, whose company is based in Chicago. Not being taken seriously is an obstacle many [...]

By | 2018-06-07T10:31:59+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Young entrepreneurs overcome inexperience and skeptics

Event: April 27, A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement

Event Date: Friday, April, 27, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.              Reception to follow session 2 at 4:30pm Location: Expressway Tower, Room 208 Memory Quirks, the Study of Odd Phenomena in Memory A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement “Brownschrift” Free and open to the public. Register Here  

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Registration for Memory Quirks, the Study of Odd Phenomena in Memory is Open

REGISTER HERE A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement "Brownschrift" Agenda: Friday, April, 27, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Expressway Tower, Room 208 Reception to follow session 2 at 4:30pm 1:30 – Conference Begins Welcome: Dr. George Holden, Psychology Chair Dr. Bennett Schwartz, Program Committee 1:30-2:45 Session #1 • Dr. Anne Cleary (Colorado State) • Dr. David Mitchell (Kennesaw State) • Dr. Bennett Schwartz (Florida International) • Dr. Anthony Ryals (North Texas) 2:45-3:00 Break & Refreshments 3:00-4:15 Session #2 • Dr. Robert Batsell (Kalamazoo) • Dr. Steve Smith (Texas A & M) • Dr. Neil Mulligan (North Carolina) • Dr. Elizabeth Marsh (Duke University) Closing Comments: Dr. Alan Brown (SMU) 4:30 – Reception at SMU’s Continuing and Professional Education Building, 5539 SMU Blvd. [...]

By | 2018-04-20T07:10:04+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Registration for Memory Quirks, the Study of Odd Phenomena in Memory is Open

Event: April 27, Memory Quirks, the Study of Odd Phenomena in Memory

Event Date: Friday, April, 27, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.              Reception to follow session 2 at 4:30pm Location: Expressway Tower, Room 208 A conference in Honor of Alan Brown’s Retirement "Brownschrift" Free and open to the public. Register Here  

By | 2018-04-13T10:02:49+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Psychology, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Event: April 27, Memory Quirks, the Study of Odd Phenomena in Memory

APA Div. 50 Features Dr. Lui

Department of Psychology News Originally Posted: April 12, 2018 Division 50 of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Addiction Psychology, featured Dr. Priscilla Lui as an Early Career Psychologist in their Spring 2018 newsletter. Click here to see the spotlight on Dr. Lui.

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Moving toward greater security: The effects of repeatedly priming attachment security and anxiety

Journal of Research in Personality Originally Posted: April 3, 2018 New research from SMU psychology professor Nate Hudson shows that healthy attachment within relationships can be improved by having people repeatedly reflect on their close relationships.   Highlights: • Participants were repeatedly primed with attachment security across 4 months. • As compared with a control group, security priming increased security across time. • Priming attachment anxiety repeatedly produced similar results to priming security. Abstract Contemporary models of personality development suggest that state-level changes that are maintained for long periods of time have the potential to coalesce into more enduring trait-level changes. In this research, we explored whether repeatedly increasing participants’ state-level attachment security via priming might educe trait-level changes over the course of four months. Results [...]

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New study finds couples do poorly at knowing when their partner is sad or feeling down

SMU News Originally Posted: March 5, 2018 How well do couples pick up on one another’s feelings? Pretty well, when the emotion is happiness, says a psychologist at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. But a new study finds that couples do poorly when it comes to knowing their partner is sad, lonely or feeling down. “We found that when it comes to the normal ebb and flow of daily emotions, couples aren’t picking up on those occasional changes in ‘soft negative’ emotions like sadness or feeling down,” said family psychologist Chrystyna D. Kouros, lead author on the study. “They might be missing important emotional clues.” Even when a negative mood isn’t related to the relationship, it ultimately can be harmful to a couple, said Kouros, an associate [...]

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12 Dedman College professors receive 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships

SMU Forum Originally Posted: December 15, 2017 Twenty-five SMU faculty members have received 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships from the Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund of the Division of Higher Education, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The Fellowships, funded by income from a portion of Taylor’s estate, award up to $2,000 for full-time faculty members at United Methodist-related colleges and universities in Texas. Any full-time faculty member is eligible to apply for the Fellowships, which support research, “advancing the intellectual, social or religious life of Texas and the nation.” Applications are evaluated on the significance of the project, clarity of the proposal, professional development of the applicant, value of the project to the community or nation and the project’s sensitivity to value questions [...]

By | 2017-12-18T10:03:21+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Anthropology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History, Physics, Psychology, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on 12 Dedman College professors receive 2018-19 Sam Taylor Fellowships

George Holden, Psychology, spanking children can lead to relationship violence later, according to a recent study

Fox 4 Originally Posted: December 5, 2017 Parents who believe in “spare the rod, spoil the child” might be setting their children up to become violent toward future partners, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Pediatrics. “We asked 758 kids between 19 and 20 years old how often they had been spanked, slapped or struck with an object as form of punishment when they were younger,” said the study’s lead author, Jeff Temple, an associate professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch. “Kids who said they had experienced corporal punishment were more likely to have recently committed dating violence.” This result, he said, held up even when contributing factors such as sex, age, parental education, ethnicity and childhood abuse were [...]

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