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George Holden, Psychology, spanking does not work

New York Magazine. Corporal punishment is in the news this week, as a New York court decided that a father had not abused his son by spanking him, reversing an earlier ruling, according to the New York Daily News. Quick … Continue reading

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WFAA ABC News 8: Study — Parents spank kids more often than they admit

TV journalist Shelly Slater with WFAA ABC News 8 covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. Her interview, “SMU study: Spanking doesn’t work,” aired April 22. WATCH HERE

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MedicalXpress: When a parent dies, what helps a child cope?

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NBC Today: Is yelling the new spanking? Parents try to turn down the volume with kids

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Psychology Faculty Member Writes Article of the Year!

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2014 Undergraduate Psychology Award Winners

Sean Potter is this year’s winner of the Senior Award for Outstanding Performance. Kelli Sargent is the recipient of the award for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate in Psychology. Congratulations to both outstanding seniors!

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Five Psychology Undergraduates Present Their Research

Two psychology undergraduates presented their research projects at the Engaged Learning Symposium on Feb. 6th. Mariam Alaka presented her study of about Nigerian orphans’ awareness of HIV/AIDS, under the direction of Dr. Holden. In addition, Goke Akinniranye presented his senior distinction project. It is … Continue reading

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Spanking Research Changes Parents’ Attitudes

New studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, found that parents who favored spanking, later significantly altered their views after they were briefly exposed to the research findings, said child psychologist George Holden. A professor in the SMU Department of Psychology, … Continue reading

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Parents less likely to spank after reading briefly about its links to problems in children

Is there any way to get parents to change their minds and stop spanking? Child psychologist George Holden, who favors humane alternatives to corporal punishment, wanted to see if parents’ positive views toward spanking could be reversed if they were made … Continue reading

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Dr. Meuret selected as Beck Institute Scholar

Dr. Alicia Meuret has been selected as a 2014 Beck Institute Scholar.  The purpose of this program is to offer state-of-the-art training to young scholars who have made significant contributions the field of cognitive therapy, and who are likely to continue … Continue reading

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