George W. Holden

USA Today: Despite opposition, paddling students allowed in 19 states

USA Today in an April 22 article “Despite opposition, paddling students allowed in 19 states” interviewed SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment.

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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Fox 4 News: To spank or not to spank?


Fox 4 News in its segment “Spare the Rod” interviewed SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial parenting book “To Train Up A Child.”

The book, written by a Tennessee pastor and his wife who are advocates of spanking, has been implicated in several child deaths at the hands of parents who claimed to be using corporal punishment in line with guidelines from the book. Continue reading

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SMU News: 2012 Research Day at Southern Methodist University

2012 SMU Research DaySMU News covered the annual 2012 Research Day on Feb. 10 where SMU graduate and undergraduate students presented results of their research studies.

Sponsored by SMU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the event sought to foster communication between students in different programs, give students the opportunity to present their work in formats they will use as professionals, and to share with the SMU community and others the outstanding research being done at the University.
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Time Healthland: Why Spanking Doesn’t Work

Time reporter Bonnie Rochman acknowledged the research and expertise of SMU psychologist George W. Holden in her article on new research into spanking published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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

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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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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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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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Boston NPR: Researchers Catch Parents Spanking On Tape

Boston National Public Radio station WBUR interviewed SMU Psychologist George W. Holden about his research on corporal punishment for its “Here & Now” program.

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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New York Times: Is Spanking a Black and White Issue?

The New York Times asked SMU Psychologist George W. Holden to give his opinion on corporal punishment for the newspaper’s “Room for Debate” column.

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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