Huffington Post covers the latest research of SMU clinical psychologist Alicia Meuret

Huffington Post Originally Posted: October 25, 2016 Not a morning person? There still might be a good reason to get up and at it when it comes to booking time with your therapist. A new study found that patients actually made more progress in overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when they went to psychotherapy in the morning versus the afternoon. In fact, a test of panic symptoms revealed that patients had nearly 30 percent more improvement after an a.m. appointment than an afternoon session. It’s not about whether or not you’re a morning person or a night owl, study author Alicia E. Meuret, a clinical psychologist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, told The Huffington Post. The new data suggests morning therapy sessions are aided by higher [...]

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Psychology professor, former student reunite at Mount Everest base camp

SMU News Originally Posted: July 13, 2016 Psychology Professor Susan Hornstein has taught more than 7,000 students over the course of her 14 years at SMU, so she’s used to running into former pupils around town. What she isn’t used to is running into them at base camp on Mount Everest, but that’s exactly what happened May 21 when Hornstein was spotted by former student Aliza Greenberg during a Himalayan trek with two friends “It was cold. I had my hat and my glasses on – I don’t know how she recognized me,” Hornstein says. “My two friends were talking with her father and when I walked up, Aliza turned to me and said ‘Hornstein?’ I was so amazed she recognized me.” Standing in the [...]

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George Holden, Psychology, corporal punishment legal but “damaging”

Daily News Originally Posted: April 15, 2016 Horrified viewers watched video of a Georgia principal paddling a 5-year-old boy as punishment — a legal but controversial action that has sparked a conversation about the effects of corporal punishment on children. It is still legal to strike kids as a form of punishment in public schools in 19 states, primarily in the south and the west, despite research and experts’ views that it amounts to child abuse. “I suspect this thing happens a lot. A lot of paddling goes on in small towns in Texas, and particularly in southern states,” George Holden, the chair of the psychology department at Southern Methodist University and the president of the U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children, told [...]

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Dedman College students Aubrey Chapman, Carly Shuttlesworth, and Hannah Dudley discuss early graduation

SMU Daily Campus Originally Posted: March 28, 2016 Aubrey Chapman, a junior double majoring in psychology and religious studies, is looking forward to graduating in May of 2016, a year earlier than her peers. After graduation, Chapman will immediately move on in her studies and get her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at seminary. Even though Chapman has heard many say that college is the best four years of your life, she has no qualms about missing out on her senior year. She said she has enjoyed her time at SMU. “Personally, graduating early is allowing me to step into seminary sooner to receive the education that is in complete alignment with what I want to do in the future,” said Chapman. “I’m [...]

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Congratulations to Psychology graduate students Margaret Sala and Rose Ashraf

Margaret Sala has been awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship. This is a three year award and very competitive. Rose Ashraf won the award for best graduate student paper at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development held in Denver on March 17-19.  

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Dedman College 2015 research efforts broadly noted in a variety of ways for world-changing impact

SMU Research Originally Posted: January 8, 2016 It was a good year for faculty and student research efforts. Here is a small sampling of public and published acknowledgements during 2015: Research makes the cover of Biochemistry Drugs important in the battle against cancer were tested in a virtual lab by SMU biology professors to see how they would behave in the human cell. A computer-generated composite image of the simulation made the Dec. 15 cover of the journal Biochemistry. Scientific articles about discoveries from the simulation were also published in the peer review journals Biochemistry and in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. The researchers tested the drugs by simulating their interaction in a computer-generated model of one of the cell’s key molecular pumps — the protein [...]

By | January 11th, 2016|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Economics, Faculty News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, Physics, Psychology|Comments Off on Dedman College 2015 research efforts broadly noted in a variety of ways for world-changing impact

Psychology faculty authors third most popular article in behavioral and cognitive therapies

Elsevier 2015’s most popular content in Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies We are proud to publish top quality research that impacts on a wide community. The following articles were the most shared and mentioned across social media, blogs and news outlets in the past year. These articles have been made free to access for the next 3 months. Playing Tetris decreases drug and other cravings in real world settings Addictive Behaviors, Volume 51, December 2015, Pages 165–170 How we walk affects what we remember: Gait modifications through biofeedback change negative affective memory bias Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Volume 46, March 2015, Pages 121–125 Reducing Sexual Victimization Among Adolescent Girls: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of My Voice, My Choice Behavior Therapy, Volume 46, Issue [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Psychology faculty authors third most popular article in behavioral and cognitive therapies

Three years of ‘educational diplomacy’ between SMU and Pakistan culminates in Islamabad conference

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: December 7, 2015 Two professors and a clinical graduate student from SMU’s Department of Psychology will travel halfway around the world to help the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) of Peshaware, Pakistan, host an international psychology conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Dec. 12. The conference, titled, “Advancing Women Issues: Local and Global Directions,” will feature 55 speakers and 400 participants from across the region. It’s the culminating effort of a three-year partnership between SMU and SBBWU supported by a $1,2 million U.S. State Department grant. “I look at it as educational diplomacy,” says SMU Psychology Department Chair George Holden. “The U.S. State Department wanted to do something to help relations between the countries and recognized the need to help Pakistan [...]

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SMU to send psych team to Pakistan

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: November 27, 2015 Two professors and a clinical graduate student from Southern Methodist University’s Department of Psychology will head to Pakistan Dec. 12 for an international psychology conference hosted by the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University of Peshawar. Called “Advancing Women Issues: Local and Global Directions,” the conference will feature 55 speakers and 400 participants. It’s the result of a three-year partnership between SMU and SBBWU supported by a $1.2 million U.S. State Department grant. At the conference, SMU Psychology Department Chair George Holden will present joint research on trauma in Peshawar, where the threat of terrorism is constant. SMU psychology professor Lorelei Rowe and graduate student Rose Ashraf will also present research. Other participants will focus on topics such [...]

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Renee McDonald, Psychology, How Childhood Domestic Violence Impacts Us… Young and Old

Huffington Post Originally Posted: November 17, 2015 The following is an excerpt from a Huffington Post article titled How Childhood Domestic Violence Impacts Us... Young and Old. READ MORE ........"They don't often connect the dots..." This young woman is not alone. Dr. Renee McDonald, a leading researcher at Southern Methodist University said, "They often cannot connect the dots between what they experienced in their childhood homes and the challenges they face today." Dr. McDonald was specifically talking about Childhood Domestic Violence. READ MORE

By | November 21st, 2015|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Renee McDonald, Psychology, How Childhood Domestic Violence Impacts Us… Young and Old
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