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

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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 perspectives.

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Milestone for Dr. Rosenfield with 100th article

Dr. Rosenfield

Dr. Rosenfield

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 Exposure-based Psychotherapy Success. Psychoneuroendocrinology.

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Dr. Kouros awarded an ACF grant

Dr. Kouros

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. 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
http://blog.smu.edu/research/2014/09/29/nbc-news-make-the-case-corporal-punishment/

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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 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:

http://time.com/3086579/bad-marriages-affect-kids-and-fathers/

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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 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!

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Undergraduate Awarded a Psychology Scholarship

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!

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