Chrystyna Kouros, Psychology, has tips for parents of college students on Good Morning Texas

Good Morning Texas Originally Posted: August 10, 2017 How to land the helicopter: SMU Psychology Professor Chrystyna Kouros has tips for parents of college students on Good Morning Texas. Watch: http://www.wfaa.com/entertainment/television/programs/good-morning-texas/landing-a-helicopter-parent/463345812  

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Having an attractive husband can trigger dieting problems for women

NewsShopper Originally Posted: July 24, 2017 A handsome husband can be bad for women's health by triggering dangerous dieting, according to new research. Yet unsurprisingly the same does not apply to men. Even if their wife is a stunner, they feel no pressure to look after themselves. The findings show a partner's looks can be a driving force behind the desire to seek a slim body - but only for women. Psychologist Tania Reynolds said: "The results reveal having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive." But that extra motivation to diet did not exist among women judged more attractive than their husbands. As for men they are prone to letting themselves go whether [...]

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Researchers find correlation between attractiveness and dieting behaviors

WTXL 27 Originally Posted: July 25, 2017 How attractive do you see yourself compared to your significant other? A recent study by Florida State researchers shows your answer to that may have a bigger effect than you think, especially when it comes to dieting behaviors. Researchers had each participant complete a lengthy questionnaire, focusing in part on their desire to diet or have a thin body. A full-body photograph was taken of every participant and rated on a scale of 1 to 10. WATCH

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Congratulations to Semi Ojeleye selected 37th overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics!

College Sports: SportsDay Congratulations to Semi Ojeleye (SMU Forward and Psychology major) selected 37th overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics! #PonyUp! More on Semi here: https://youtu.be/K_ssdlziI5c  

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In Dallas’ Hispanic communities, fear seeps into everyday routines

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: May 30, 2017 This is an excerpt of a Dallas Morning News article. To read the full article click here.   Trying to feel safe Chrystyna Kouros, an assistant psychology professor at Southern Methodist University, said the fear spreading through many Hispanic communities alters more than just routines. Kouros said the angst can also affect the way people sleep and how families interact with each other. “If you don’t feel safe, your sleep is disrupted. You are not able to perform at your potential and your capacity,” Kouros said. She added that children whose families may be affected by this type of stress may have a harder time focusing in the classroom. “You may want to go to school, but [...]

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SMU Dedman College alumnus Stephen Poulin ’12 starts apparel company to help veterans

The Beacon- Wicked Local  Originally Posted: April 26, 2017 With a logo that couples the East India Company symbol during the Revolutionary War with the Navy SEAL trident, Tea Party Rebels is more than a tribute to the patriotic, rebellious Boston colonists in 1773 and their defiant act against British-imposed taxation. The new business weaves the New England rebellious spirit into its clothing-- which benefits today’s patriots though various charity organizations. Spearheading it all is Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Class of 2008 graduate, Stephen Poulin, who has launched Tea Party Rebels LLC, his own apparel company created to benefit veterans, active servicemen and servicewomen and also first responders through a portion of the sales. Tea Party Rebels sells clothing that’s printed by a former Navy SEAL. Poulin, [...]

By | 2017-05-08T14:25:48+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Psychology|Comments Off on SMU Dedman College alumnus Stephen Poulin ’12 starts apparel company to help veterans

Research on Exercise and Wellness Colloquium Series Features Psychology Assistant Professor, Dr. Austin Baldwin

Talk Abstract: Regular exercise affords many positive effects on health, longevity, and well-being. Despite its many benefits, the majority of adults in the United States do not engage in sufficient levels of regular exercise, and most people who initiate a routine of regular exercise fail to maintain it over time. One intriguing explanation for the widespread lack of regular exercise is that many people experience exercise to be affectively unpleasant, and as a result are less likely to engage in it regularly. In this talk, I will discuss findings across various studies we have conducted that focus on understanding the affective factors that are relevant to exercise and how they might be targeted for intervention. I will also discuss the implications of these findings for [...]

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LISTEN: Teens In Low-Income Families Get HPV Vaccine If Parents Persuade Themselves Of Benefits

KERA Originally Posted: April 11, 2017 Guilt, social pressure and even a doctor’s recommendation aren't enough to motivate low-income families to vaccinate their teenagers for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), according to research from Southern Methodist University. But a follow-up study from SMU finds that if parents persuade themselves of the benefits of the vaccinations, more teenagers in low-income families receive protection from the sexually transmitted, cancer-causing virus. LISTEN

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New SMU study shows just how bad helicopter parenting can be on kids years later

Austin 360 Originally Posted: April 5, 2017 Researchers at Southern Methodist University studied college age kids who were either raised by helicopter parents — those that hover over everything their kids do — as well as parents who just didn’t encourage independence. Years later, all that helicoptering you’ve done could be affecting your college-age kids. What they found was surprising because it fell on gender lines. From the study press release: The researchers found that young women are negatively affected by helicopter parenting, while young men suffer when parents don’t encourage independence. “The sex difference was surprising,” said  family dynamics expert Chrystyna Kouros, an assistant professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and an author on the study.  “In Western culture in particular, boys [...]

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Male and female college students react differently to misguided parenting according to a new study

SMU Research Originally Posted: April 4, 2017 Male and female college students react differently to misguided parenting, according to a new study that looked at the impact of helicopter parenting and fostering independence. Measuring both helicopter parenting as well as autonomy support — fostering independence — was important for the researchers to study, said family dynamics expert Chrystyna Kouros, an assistant professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and an author on the study. “Just because mom and dad aren’t helicopter parents, doesn’t necessarily mean they are supporting their young adult in making his or her own choices,” Kouros said. “The parent may be uninvolved, so we also wanted to know if parents are actually encouraging their student to be independent and make their [...]

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