Culture, Society & Family

Real-time audio of corporal punishment shows kids misbehave within 10 minutes of spanking

A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents practicing corporal punishment discovered that spanking was far more common than parents admit, said psychologist George Holden, lead author.

The study also found that children were hit for trivial misdeeds and that children then misbehaved within 10 minutes of being punished.
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Conventional vs. modern: Repertoire drives opera house identity, market share

SMU, opera research, Cox, Bo Kyung KimIn new research, Cox School’s Bo Kyung Kim explores the options for opera companies competing for position.

Paradoxically, the authors find, to create space for unconventional repertoire choices it may be necessary to make yet more conventional choices.
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The Daily Campus: SMU’s new “ManeFrame” supercomputer unveiled at Data Center

ManeFrame, SMU, Mana, supercomputerReporter Jehadu Abshiro with The Daily Campus covered the unveiling of ManeFrame, SMU’s new supercomputer. Daily

The December arrival of the new supercomputer at SMU expands the University’s high performance computing capacity to weigh in among the top academic computers in the United States.

SMU Provost and Vice President Paul W. Ludden sponsored the contest to name the new supercomputer. Continue reading

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MedicalXpress: When a parent dies, what helps a child cope?

whenaparentdHealthday reporter Barbara Bronson Gray tapped the expertise of psychologist Sarah Feuerbacher, clinical director of the family counseling clinic at SMU.

The article by Bronson Gray, “When a parent dies, what helps a child cope?,” published March 14 online. Continue reading

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Men’s Health: “I can’t work if my office is a mess. Am I normal?”

crowded deskThe editors of Men’s Health magazine relied on the expertise of SMU psychologist Michael Chmielewski, an assistant professor of psychology.

The popular magazine asked Chmielewski’s expert opinion for a reader’s question “I can’t work if my office is a mess. Am I normal?” The article published online March 10. Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News: Until bitcoin has oversight, it’s a volatile uncertainty

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles. (Credit: Associated Press)Journalist Will Deener with The Dallas Morning News tapped the expertise of SMU Bitcoin and cybersecurity expert Tyler W. Moore, an assistant professor of computer science in the Lyle School of Engineering.

Moore’s expertise draws in part on his research that found that online money exchanges that trade hard currency for the rapidly emerging cyber money known as Bitcoin have a 45 percent chance of failing — often taking their customers’ money with them. Continue reading

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The New York Times: Study Finds a Gender Gap at the Top Museums

New York Times, gender gap, art museumsReporter Hilarie M. Sheets with The New York Times has covered the research of Ann Marie Gan, an SMU student in the MA/MBA in Arts Management in the Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts.

Gan authored the study with Zannie Giraud Voss, director of the National Center for Arts Research, NCAR, at Southern Methodist University, and Christine Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors, AAMD. Continue reading

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Women have made strides for equality in society, but gender gap still exists in art museum directorships

SMU, Cox, Gender Gap, MuseumsThe Association of Art Museum Directors and the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University have released findings from a research study designed to understand the gender gap in art museum directorships and to explore potential factors to help the association’s member institutions advance toward greater gender equality. Continue reading

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UPI: Parents can change mind on spanking if told it harms a child

corporal punishment, George Holden, spanking, SMUThe independent news wire service UPI covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. The article published Jan. 29, “Parents can change mind on spanking if told it harms a child.”

Holden, an expert in families and child development, is a founding member of the U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children, at endhittingusa.org. Continue reading

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