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Dr. Jouriles awarded Consulting Editor of the Year by Psychology of Violence journal

Dr. Ernest Jouriles received the Consulting Editor of the Year Award (2014) from the journal Psychology of Violence, which is published by the American Psychological Association. This award is given for outstanding contributions to the journal, both as an author and … Continue reading

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Second edition of Dr. Holden’s book on parenting released

The second edition of Dr. George Holden’s book on parenting was just released. It is titled: Parenting: A Dynamic Perspective. This is a parent-centered text that focuses on typical parent-child relations, emphasizing the process of parenting, and includes historical and crosscultural … Continue reading

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Milestone for Dr. Rosenfield with 100th article

Dr. David Rosenfield has just co-authored his 100th peer-reviewed article. Number 100 was: Meuret, A.E., Trueba, A.F., Abelson, J.L., Liberzon, I., Auchus, R., Bhaskara, L., Ritz, T., & Rosenfield, D. (in press). High Cortisol Awakening Response and Cortisol Levels Moderate … Continue reading

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Dr. Kouros awarded an ACF grant

Dr. Chrystyna Kouros has been funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for her grant application titled “Improving Children’s Well-being: Identifying Mechanisms and Timing of Family Strengthening Programs for Low-income Families through Differential Equation Modeling.“

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Is There a Benefit to Corporal Punishment?

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. … Continue reading

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Four Undergraduates Named as Hamilton Scholars

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!

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Dr. Calvert Elected as an APA Fellow

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!

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Study by Dr. Kouros appears in Time magazine & elsewhere

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 … Continue reading

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Two Faculty Members earn Tenure

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!!

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Graduate Student receives Grant

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 … Continue reading

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