Psychology Faculty on the TV News

Drs. Lorelei Rowe, Ernest Jouriles, and Renee McDonald’s recent study using virtual reality to prevent sexual victimization in teenagers was featured on CBS-11 news in Dallas on Feb. 20.

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Undergraduate students present their research

Four undergraduates were first authors on posters about their research in various psychology labs.

They were Katie Bridges (Rowe lab), Courtney Cox (Kouros lab), Denise Crawford (Meuret lab), and Jiani Zhu (Chmielewski lab).

Congratulations on this accomplishment to all four!

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Congratulations to Two Graduate Students

Grace Boyers (Meuret lab), and Nicole Vu (Jouriles lab) and  were the winners of Dean’s Awards for their poster presentations at Research Day on Feb. 25. Good work!

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Dr. Ritz Receives a Research Grant

Dr. Thomas Ritz received a research grant from the Dedman College Dean’s Research Council for his work with Chemistry faculty member Alex Lippert utilizing smartphones to monitor airway inflammation in individuals with asthma. Congratulations!

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Study by Psych Faculty Appears in Newsweek

A study by three Psychology faculty members, using virtual reality to train women in a sexual assault prevention program (My voice, my choice), was described in the Feb. 2 edition of Newsweek magazine. The study, by Drs. Lorelei Rowe, Ernest Jouriles, and Renee McDonald, appeared in Behavior Therapy.

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Dr. Meuret elected President of a Academic Society

Dr. Alicia Meuret was recently elected president of the International Society of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP)! She is the fifth woman to be the president, out of 20 presidents. Congratulations!

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Psych Dept & Psi Chi Celebrate their 85th!

The 85th anniversary of the founding of the department’s Psi Chi chapter (the psychology undergraduate honors society) occurred on Dec. 29th.

Unfortunately, no one was on campus to celebrate the date, so the occasion will be remembered later in the spring!

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Dr. Baldwin appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Baldwin

Dr. Baldwin

Dr. Baldwin has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. This interdisciplinary journal is devoted to furthering understanding of physical health and illness through the knowledge and techniques of behavioral sciences.

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Congratulations to our faculty marathoners!

Dallas MarathonThree faculty members from the Department of Psychology completed the Dallas Marathon on December 14th, 2014: Dr. Hornstein, Dr. Jouriles, and Dr. Kouros. Congratulations to our faculty marathoners!

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Psychology undergraduates chosen for Phi Beta Kappa membership

SMU Phi Beta KappaThe Department of Psychology congratulates 3 of its undergraduate majors for being chosen for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. The students are Emaan Rangoonwala, Ashley Schneider, and Jiani Zhu. This is an outstanding achievement and the highest academic honor one can receive as an undergraduate.

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