On a recent episode of NBC’s Meet The Press, Dr. George Holden, psychology professor at SMU, and Michael Farris, president of ParentalRights.Org, debate the benefit of corporal punishment. Dr. Holden is a leading expert on parenting, discipline and family violence. He is a founding steering committee member of the U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children.
Read more at the SMU Research Blog
Four psychology majors recently received Hamilton Undergraduate Research Awards. They (and their advisors) are: Daniel Trujillo and Courtney Cox (Dr. Chrystyna Kouros) and Katie Bridges and Julia Pylant (Dr. Lorelei Rowe).
Congratulations to all!
Dr. Jim Calvert, a lecturer in the Psychology Department, has been elected as a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Congratulations on this honor, Jim!
A new study, appearing in Journal of Family Psychology, was carried in Time magazine (Aug. 6), U.S. News and World Report (Sept. 2), and in the Huffington Post (August 18).
Psychology faculty member Dr. Chrystyna Kouros found that mothers, who had recently experienced a marital quarrel, were better able than fathers to avoid a negative spill-over into parent-child relations. To read the Time article, go to:
Dr. Austin Baldwin and Dr. David Rosenfield were both granted tenure this spring. Dr. Baldwin was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Rosenfield was already an Associate Professor. The faculty is delighted with the news! Congratulations to both!!
Deanna Denman was recently awarded a Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research from the National Cancer Institute. The two-year award will support Deanna’s work as a graduate research assistant on a project, “Developing a self-persuasion intervention promoting adolescent HPV vaccination”, under the supervision of Drs. Austin Baldwin (SMU, Department of Psychology) and Jasmin Tiro (UT Southwestern, Department of Clinical Sciences). The award will also provide Deanna with funds to travel to multiple research conferences during the award period. Congratulations, Deanna!
Kristen Yule was recently awarded the Douglas & Ferne Center Family Scholarship in Psychology. She is a rising senior in the psychology distinction program. In addition to her major in psychology, she is also majoring in sociology, along with a minor in business administration. Congratulations, Kristen!
Dr. Alicia Meuret, an Associate Professor of Psychology at SMU, was recently awarded a University Research Council grant for her new project “Painful relief: Uncovering emotional and physiologic correlates of self-harm.”
Dr. Aki Kamata of the Psychology Department and the Simmons School of Education is the Co-PI of a four year grant designed to develop and test a new assessment system for measuring oral fluency for students grades 3-5. Congratulations!
Noelle Smith, a graduate student in psychology, was awarded a tuition scholarship to attend the annual student workshop on CBT for Depression and Suicidality at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Noelle competed against more than 850 applicants! Good going, Noelle.