Congratulations to Rose

Rose Ashraf won the prize for best graduate student paper at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development, in Denver, on March 18.  Her talk was based on her master’s thesis and titled: Harsh verbal discipline in the home: Predictors of child compliance.  Congratulations, Rose!

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Congratulations to Graduate Student Recipients of Dean’s Research Awards

Chelsey Werchan (along with Juliet Kroll, three undergraduates, and mentor Thomas Ritz) received a Dean’s Award for her study presented at Research Day. The title was “Oral nitrate supplementation during final exam stress: Associations with cold symptoms and exhaled nitric oxide.”

Nicole Vu (along with Caitlin Rancher and mentors Ernie Jouriles & Renee McDonald) also won a Dean’s Award for her study: “Children’s threat appraisals of interparental conflict: The role of interparental conflict, parental availability, and children’s anxiety.”

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Dr. Holden becomes president of the board of local non-profit

On January 1, Dr. Holden began serving a two-year term as the Board President of Family Compass, the leading child abuse prevention agency in North Texas. Family Compass offers a number of evidence-based parenting programs to families at risk, including home visitation programs.

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Dr. Jouriles Appointed Associate Editor

Dr. Ernie Jouriles was recently appointed an incoming Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology, one of the major APA journals.
Congratulations, Ernie!

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Article by three psychology faculty members is one of most popular articles of 2015

The study by professors Simpson Rowe, Jouriles, and McDonald entitled: Reducing sexual victimization among adolescent girls: A randomized controlled pilot trial of My Voice, My Choice, published in Behavior Therapy was cited by Elsevier as one of the five most shared and mentioned articles of 2015. Great work!

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Dr. Holden to Give U.S. Congressional Briefing

Dr. Holden, the Chair of Psychology Dept., has been invited to give a briefing on Capitol Hill concerning the problem of corporal punishment of children. The briefing will occur on Nov. 18th.

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Congratulations to Juliet Kroll!

Juliet Kroll received an award for excellence in student presentation at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology in Seville, Spain. Her talk was titled “Associations among central nervous system neuronal integrity, asthma control, and cognitive function: Preliminary findings.” Congratulations also to her mentor, Thomas Ritz.

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Dr. Rosenfield’s Twice-Earned Tenure Story Featured in The Chronicle

Dr. Rosenfield unique history of twice earning tenure in the SMU Psychology Department is featured in a story published by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

See the article at: http://chronicle.com/article/Professor-Climbs-Tenure-Ladder/233397/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

 

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Two Faculty Members Receive a NIH Grant!

Drs. Alicia Meuret and Thomas Ritz were recently notified that their NIH grant proposal with collaborators at the University of Maryland would be funded!  They will be developing and testing a device to detect biological and atmospheric asthma triggers in pediatric asthma patients. Congratulations!

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Psi Chi Meeting

Psi Chi Meeting
Wednesday, September 23rd
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Hyer Hall 204

“Everything You Need to Know about applying to Graduate School”
Dr. Buck Hampson, Director of Graduate Studies

All students are welcome!

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