Mind & Brain

Bloomberg Businessweek: End of Days

Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Tim Murphy invited SMU psychologist George W. Holden to weigh in on the impact of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial decision to extend the elementary school day from less than six hours a day to seven and a half.

Holden is an expert in families and child development. Continue reading

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GoodTherapy.org: Children Need Direct Answers after Interparent Violence

The research of SMU psychologists Renee McDonald, Ernest Jouriles and David Rosenfield was featured in an article on the web site GoodTherapy.org.

McDonald, lead author on the research and a professor of psychology, researches specific child adjustment problems, such as aggression and antisocial behavior, and how they are associated with exposure to family conflict and violence.
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APA: The Exercise Effect

Science writer Kirsten Weir with The American Psychological Association has covered the research of SMU psychologist Dr. Jasper Smits.

The December 2011 article, The Exercise Effect, quotes Smits, an associate professor of psychology, on his research finding that high levels of physical activity can buffer against panic for those who are at risk. Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News: SMU professor studies mental lapses like Perry’s

Rick Perry debate forgetsDallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow interviewed SMU Psychology Professor Alan Brown about what caused Texas Gov. Rick Perry during a recent GOP debate to forget which federal departments he wanted to abolish. Blow’s article, “SMU professor studies mental lapses like Perry’s,” was published Nov. 16.

Brown has studied the phenomenon and has written a book about “Tip of the Tongue” experiences. Continue reading

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360: Should Children Be Spanked?

Television talk show host Anderson Cooper invited SMU psychologist George W. Holden to weigh in recently on the wisdom and effectiveness of spanking as a way to discipline children.

Holden, an expert in child development, has done research that provides a unique real-time look at spanking in a way that’s never before been studied. Continue reading

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WFAA News 8: Perry’s memory gaffe could be linked to studied health issue

WFAA news reporter Janet St. James interviewed SMU Psychology Professor Alan Brown about what caused Texas Gov. Rick Perry during a recent GOP debate to forget which departments he wanted to abolish.

Brown has studied the phenomenon and has written about a book about “Tip of the Tongue” experiences. He studies how people store and retrieve information about the real world, and the manner in which these processes fail us. Continue reading

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Wired: Lasers Power Pentagon’s Next-Gen Artificial Limbs

Reporter Katie Drummond with Wired magazine has covered the research of SMU engineers Marc Christensen and Volkan Otugen.

Christensen and Otugen are working as part of a consortium with industry and other universities to develop technology that will someday help amputees have “feeling” in their artificial limbs. The research is funded through a $5.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense and industry for a center led by SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. Continue reading

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USA Today: Beating video sparks talks on discipline of children

USA Today reporter Sharon Jayson interviewed SMU psychologist George W. Holden for an article about the Texas judge who beat his disabled daughter for illegally downloading music on the Internet. Holden is an expert in families and child development.

A professor in the SMU Psychology Department, Holden is a leading advocate for abolishing corporal punishment in schools and homes and recently led organization of the Global Summit on Ending Corporal Punishment and Promoting Positive Discipline. Continue reading

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Post-Gazette: Bearing an eternal summer: Marketers target people’s mind-set, not age

The research of Thomas E. Barry, vice president for executive affairs at SMU and professor of marketing in the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Oct. 14 feature story “Marketers target people’s mind-set, not age” by journalist Teresa F. Lindeman explores the concept “you’re as old as you feel.”
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