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Congratulations to Melissa Sitton!

Melissa is a doctoral student in the SMU Clinical Psychology program. Her research poster won an SMU Research Day award and an APS conference award which led to an invitation from the Association for Psychological Science to be highlighted in the Observer feature, Up-and-Coming Voices. https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/clinical-talks#adolescents

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Want to be less selfish, manipulative or impulsive?

SMU News A new study has found that tasks designed to make someone more agreeable also effectively reduce a trio of negative personality traits known as the “Dark Triad” – Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson’s study showed that practicing activities like “donating money to a charity that you would normally spend on yourself” […]

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A surprising way to tamper ugly ‘Dark Triad’ personality traits

SMU News Want to be less selfish, manipulative or impulsive? A new study has found that tasks designed to make someone more agreeable also effectively reduce a trio of negative personality traits known as the “Dark Triad” – Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson’s study showed that practicing activities like “donating money to a […]

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What first-generation North Texas students face: Grads share their stories

Dallas Morning News Abena Marfo’s mother was always adamant about education. After moving to Texas from Ghana, her mom wasn’t able to pursue her own college degree as she juggled work in preschools with raising two girls by herself. She encouraged her daughters to earn theirs. In May, Marfo graduated from Southern Methodist University with […]

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Research shows the role empathy may play in music

SMU News The link could pave the way for future research exploring the benefits of socially engaged, active music listening on social cognition Can people who understand the emotions of others better interpret emotions conveyed through music? A new study by an international team of researchers suggests the abilities are linked. The study’s results provide […]

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‘Access SMU’ Scholarships to Cover the Cost of College for Texas’ Highest Performing Students From Families With Limited Incomes

SMU News SMU is launching a major scholarship initiative to cover the cost of college for high-achieving Texas students with significant financial need. Access SMU will break financial barriers to college entry and graduation – first for academically talented Texas students, with the goal to later expand the investment in more students who need help paying […]

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Save the Date: SMU’s 107th Commencement Weekend is May 13 and 14, 2022

The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University’s best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students’ accomplishments. The spirit of community combined with our celebration of the individual is what makes SMU’s Commencement a special time. Schedule of events  

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Michael Lindsey, Department of Psychology, elected to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Board of Governors

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Lindsey, a visiting lecturer in the SMU Department of Psychology. He was recently elected to serve on the Board of Governors for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. According to the DSO website, “the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest United States and committed to inspiring the broadest possible […]

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Dedman College Faculty and Staff Community Mixer

Date and Time: April 14, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff are welcome. RSVP by April 8: SMU.EDU/DedmanMixer

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RSVP Today: Dedman College Student Community Mixer, March 31

Join us for the student community mixer on March 31, 2022 from 3-5 pm. RSVP at SMU.EDU/CommunityMixer.