A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is unraveling the mystery of how blue light from residential and commercial lighting, electronic devices and outdoor lights can throw off-kilter the natural body clock of humans, plants and animals, leading to disease. Exposure to blue light is on the increase, says chemist Brian Zoltowski, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, who leads the study.
Asthma patients taught to habitually resist the urge to take deep breaths when experiencing symptoms were rewarded with fewer symptoms and healthier lung function, according to a new study from the Department of Psycholgoy at Southern Methodist University. The findings are from a large clinical trial funded with a grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
KERA public radio 90.1 hosted SMU psychologist Alicia Meuret on Krys Boyd's "Think" program Oct. 6. Meuret, Boyd and Madhukar Trivedi, chair of the University of Texas-Southwestern's Mental Health Department, discussed "How fear serves us and when it can lead us astray," particularly in the wake of the much-discussed Ebola case in Dallas.
Journalist Jonathan Merritt with high-profile online magazine The Week cited the research findings of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. Merritt's article, "Christians have no moral rationale for spanking their children," published Sept. 23.
Dallas Observer: The DeSoto School District Paddled Students 227 Times Last Year, but Won’t Say How or Why
Unfair Park journalist Emily Mathis with the Dallas Observer interviewed SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment in the context of the Adrian Peterson case. Mathis' story, "The DeSoto School District Paddled Students 227 Times Last Year, but Won't Say How or Why," published Sept. 17.
The world recognized publisher of news and information, U.S News, has covered the research of psychology expert Chrystyna Kouros, assistant professor in the SMU Department of Psychology. Chrystyna Kouros, Ph.D., focuses on understanding depressive symptoms and depression in the context of family stress.
Children suffer consequences, too, when mom and dad argue or have tension in their relationship, experts warn. Dads, in particular, let the negative emotions and tension from their marriage spill over and harm the bond they have with their child, says a new study’s lead author, psychologist Chrystyna D. Kouros, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.