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SMU study featured in the Wall Street Journal

A study by psychology faculty members Drs. Meuret, Rosenfield, Ritz and their colleagues, published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, was recently featured in the WSJ. The study found that patients with anxiety disorders who had therapy appointments earlier in the day benefited from … Continue reading

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Dr. Levendosky to speak on Intimate Partner Violence

Dr. Alytia Levendosky from Michigan State University will be giving a research presentation on “Intimate Partner Violence as a Prenatal Stressor: Unique and Common Effects on Women, Children, and the Mother-Child Relationship” on Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in … Continue reading

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Dr. Meuret to be on Webinar about Anxiety

Dr. Alicia Meuret and three other prominent anxiety research psychologists will be discussing the role of fear and anxiety in mental disorders on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 pm. This webinar is free, but space is limited. Register at: https://zoom.us/j/994273102.

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Congratulations to Katie Price!

Katie Price, a psychology major, won the Psychology Academic Excellence Award for Fall, 2015 from the DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia program. This award recognizes academic achievement, as well as the positive contributions and enthusiasm the students bring to their courses. … Continue reading

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SMU professor, former student reunite at Mount Everest base camp

It’s a small Everest, after all July 13, 2016 In front of Ama Dablam mountain DALLAS (SMU) – Psychology Professor Susan Hornstein has taught more than 7,000 students over the course of her 14 years at SMU, so she’s used … Continue reading

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Juliet Kroll Awarded a Grant

Juliet, under the direction of Dr. Ritz, was awarded a National Institute of Aging grant for a pilot project titled: Stress Activation of Neurocircuits, Hippocampal Metabolites, and Cognitive Function: A Combined fMRI, MRS, and HPA-Axis Function Study. Congratulations Juliet!

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Director of Psychology Clinic is Hired

The Psychology Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Naomi Tabak will become the Director of the Psychology Clinic on August 1.  Dr. Tabak received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Miami University.  Most recently, she worked as Acting Associate Director … Continue reading

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Psychology Department Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Dr. Ben Tabak and Dr. Priscilla Lui will be joining the department as assistant professors beginning in July. Dr. Tabak, after receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Miami, has been a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA.  There he studied … Continue reading

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President Bush visits a Psychology Class

President George W. Bush dropped in on Dr. Hampson’s Psychology of the Family class this past spring. President Bush talked about, among other topics, his own family and his experience raising two daughters.  

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Congratulations to Margaret Sala

Margaret Sala received the 2016 Willis Tate Award for Outstanding Graduate Student. Great work, Margaret!

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