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U.S News: Parents’ Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

Kouros, SMU, marital conflict, psychologyThe 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. Continue reading

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Huffington Post: Here’s Why Dads Should Think Twice Before Arguing With Their Wives

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The popular online news site The Huffington Post covered the research of psychology expert Chrystyna Kouros, assistant professor in the SMU Department of Psychology.

Kouros focuses on understanding depressive symptoms and depression in the context of family stress. Continue reading

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Marital tension between mom and dad can harm each parent’s bond with child, study finds

Chrystyna Kouros, SMU, marital relationshipsChildren 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. Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Parents still spank their kids for trivial reasons even when researchers are listening in

Washington Post, Abby Phillip, spanking, SMU, George Holden,Journalist Abby Phillip with The Washington Post covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. Her story, “Parents still spank their kids for trivial reasons even when researchers are listening in,” published April 22.

Holden, an expert in families and child development, is a founding member of the U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children, endhittingusa.org.
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WFAA ABC News 8: Study — Parents spank kids more often than they admit

TV journalist David Schechter with WFAA ABC News 8 covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. His story, “Study: Parents spank kids more often than they admit,” aired April 22.

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

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WFAA ABC News 8: SMU study — Spanking doesn’t work

SMU George Holden Shelly Slater, WFAA, corporal punishment spankingTV journalist Shelly Slater with WFAA ABC News 8 covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. Her interview, “SMU study: Spanking doesn’t work,” aired April 22.

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

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Minnesota Post: Parents often spank out of anger and for trivial reasons, real-time study finds

Minnesota Post, Holden, spanking, corporal punishment, Susan Perry, SMUJournalist Susan Perry with the Minnesota Post covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. The article, “Parents often spank out of anger and for trivial reasons, real-time study finds,” published April 18.

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

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The Dallas Morning News: Study — Parents Hit Children For Trivial Reasons

Dallas Morning News, Holden, spanking, corporal punishment, Anna Kuchment, SMUScience journalist Anna Kuchment with The Dallas Morning News covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. The article, “Study: Parents Hit Children For Trivial Reasons,” published April 21.

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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The Raw Story: Study — Spanking doesn’t work, but average 4-year-old is spanked 936 times per year anyway

Raw Story, Kaufman, Holden, spanking, SMUJournalist Scott Kaufman with the internet news site The Raw Story covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment.

The article, “Spanking doesn’t work, but average 4-year-old is spanked 936 times per year anyway,” published April 16. Continue reading

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