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No means no: SMU study shows that teen girls report less sexual victimization after virtual-reality assertiveness training

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, according to a new SMU-led study. The effects persisted over a three-month period following the … Continue reading

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Research: To spank or not to spank? SMU studies show research can change minds about corporal punishment

Some parents who spank their children believe it’s an effective form of discipline. But decades of studies have found that spanking is linked to short- and long-term child behavior problems. Is there any way to get parents to change their … Continue reading

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Ten SMU professors receive 2013-14 Sam Taylor Fellowships

Ten SMU faculty members have received 2013-14 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, … Continue reading

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Research: Depressed adolescents at risk for developing anxiety

Some adolescents who suffer with symptoms of depression also may be at risk for developing anxiety, according to a new study of children’s mental health. The study found that among youth who have symptoms of depression, the risk is most … Continue reading

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Four professors honored with 2013 Ford Research Fellowships

Four exemplary SMU researchers have been chosen as the University’s 2013 Ford Research Fellows. This year’s recipients are Michael Corris, Art, Meadows School of the Arts; Bonnie Jacobs, Earth Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences; Suku Nair, Computer Science and Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; and Thomas Ritz, Psychology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Continue reading

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SMU Psychology partners with Pakistani women’s university

The Department of Psychology in SMU’s Dedman College, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, will work with a women’s university in Peshawar, Pakistan to strengthen that institution’s psychology studies and promote better understanding between the United … Continue reading

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SMU panel to explore the history (and future) of privacy Oct. 31, 2012

A panel of SMU faculty members from a wide range of disciplines will examine the history of and emerging ramifications for the concept of privacy in the 21st century at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center … Continue reading

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Three honored at 2012 Dedman College Celebration

Three outstanding members of the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences community received awards March 20 during the 2012 Dedman College Celebration. Ernest Jouriles, professor and chair of psychology, was named Dedman Family Distinguished Professor. Jouriles is a noted researcher and expert on children’s … Continue reading

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Study: 64% of students willing to donate genetic material for science

A majority of college students is receptive to donating blood or other genetic material for scientific research, according to a new SMU study. In what appears to be the first study to gauge college students’ willingness to donate to a … Continue reading

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Research Spotlight: The warning signs of sudden panic

Panic attacks that seem to strike out of the blue are not without warning after all, says SMU psychologist Alicia Meuret. In a rare study in which patients were monitored around the clock as they conducted their daily activities, portable … Continue reading

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