Paul Williamson

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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KDAF: Dallas Parents Recorded Spanking Kids

spank.jpgKDAF reporter Giselle Phelps covered the corporal punishment research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden, a professor in the SMU Psychology Department, and Paul Williamson, an SMU doctoral student in psychology.

The research provides a unique real-time look at spanking in a way that’s never before been studied. In a study of 37 families, mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their young children over the course of six days, including incidents of corporal punishment, said Holden.

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ABC News: Parents Caught Spanking Children on Audiotape Real Time

spank.jpgGood Morning America, CBS News and Dallas Observer and other outlets have covered the corporal punishment research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden, a professor in the SMU Psychology Department, and Paul Williamson, an SMU doctoral student in psychology.

The research provides a unique real-time look at spanking in a way that’s never before been studied. In a study of 37 families, mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their young children over the course of six days, including incidents of corporal punishment, said Holden.
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babble.com: Do Most Parents Spank or Hit Their Kids?

5801866456_4132db6396-300x202.jpgThe AOL Lifestyle news magazine Parentdish, in addition to babble.com and The Washington Post have all covered the corporal punishment research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden, a professor in the SMU Psychology Department, and Paul Williamson, an SMU doctoral student in psychology.

The research provides a unique real-time look at spanking in a way that’s never before been studied. In a study of 37 families, mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their young children over the course of six days, including incidents of corporal punishment, said Holden.
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Time: The First Real-Time Study of Parents Spanking Their Kids

spank.jpgTime.com covered the corporal punishment research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden, a professor in the SMU Psychology Department, and Paul Williamson, an SMU doctoral student in psychology.

The online magazine’s family and parenting reporter, Bonnie Rochman, interviewed Holden for her June 28 “Healthland” column. Continue reading

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Corporal punishment: Mothers’ self-recorded audio gives unique real-time view of spanking

boy%2C-tear%2C-illus-only-150x120.jpgMothers’ self-recorded audio gives SMU Psychology Department researchers a unique real-time look at spanking in a way that’s never before been studied.

In a study of 37 families, mothers voluntarily recorded their evening interactions with their young children over the course of six days, including incidents of corporal punishment, in what’s believed to be the first study of its kind, said SMU psychologist George W. Holden. Continue reading

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