Spanking Is Still Really Common and Still Really Bad for Kids

The Atlantic Originally Posted: November 6, 2018 The good news about spanking is that parents today are less likely to do it to their children than parents in the past. The bad news is that parents today still spank their kids—a lot. “Some estimates are that by the time a child reaches the fifth grade [in the United States], 80 percent of children have been spanked,” says George Holden, a professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University who studies parenting and corporal punishment. Spanking is also widespreadworldwide. Perhaps parents are quick to spank their children because it can bring about immediate acquiescence, but the benefits, a consensus of scholars and doctors agree, end there. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which represents 67,000 doctors, came out strongly [...]

By | 2018-11-07T08:35:41+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Spanking Is Still Really Common and Still Really Bad for Kids

Event: October 20, SMU Mindfulness Talk

Event Date: October 20, 2018 Time: 2-2:30pm Location: Owens Arts Center B600 SMU Film & Media Arts Dept. and the SMU Psychology Clinic invites you to join authors Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon for a conversation on their upcoming book Radically Happy. Phakchok Rinpoche is a premier example of a new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. He combines the most profound aspects of traditional wisdom teaching with his pithy, humorous observation of their ongoing relevance to the incredible fast pace of modern urban life. Erric Solomon, throughout his career as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and now as an author and innovative meditation teacher, has been interested in understanding the mind and how it functions, both as a user-experience designer and as a mind hacker. Together [...]

By | 2018-10-10T07:44:25+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Psychology|Comments Off on Event: October 20, SMU Mindfulness Talk

A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.

Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: August 28, 2018 Public May Not Trust Higher Ed, but Employers Do  A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts. Though public support for higher education seems to be waning, this skepticism doesn’t appear to extend to potential employers, who say they still have faith in colleges and universities, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. But while executives and hiring managers believe that institutions are teaching graduates the skills needed for entry-level jobs, they reported that students usually aren’t ready to be promoted. AAC&U commissioned the Washington, D.C.-based Hart Research Associates to survey two groups: 500 or so business [...]

By | 2018-08-28T10:01:16+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.

New Research from the SMU Department of Psychology: Intimate Partner Violence, Police Involvement, and Women’s Trauma Symptoms

SMU Research Originally Posted: June 22, 2018 Police involvement after domestic violence reports associated with more trauma symptoms for women. Research just published from SMU Psychology graduate student Caitlin Rancher with professors Ernie Jouriles and Renee McDonald. READ MORE

By | 2018-06-25T08:46:55+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Psychology|Comments Off on New Research from the SMU Department of Psychology: Intimate Partner Violence, Police Involvement, and Women’s Trauma Symptoms

Dedman College faculty retire with emeritus status

Forum Originally Posted: May 31, 2018 Congratulations to the following Dedman College faculty members who are retiring with emeritus status in 2017-2018 Alan S. Brown, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, 1974-2018 Louis L. Jacobs, Professor Emeritus, Paleontology, 1983-2018 Francisco Morán, Professor Emeritus, World Languages and Literatures (Spanish), 2003-2018 Wayne A. Woodward, Professor Emeritus, Statistical Science, 1981-2017 Read the full article here: Nineteen SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2017-18

By | 2018-06-21T10:47:02+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Psychology, Statistical Science|Comments Off on Dedman College faculty retire with emeritus status

Dedman College faculty members honored with 2018 Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award

Forum Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 Congratulations to Alan Brown and Pia Vogel recently honored with SMU’s 2018 Thomas W. Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award. Alan Brown, Psychology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Pia Vogel, Biological Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Science Read the full article here: Three faculty members honored with 2018 Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Awards  

By | 2018-06-21T10:38:15+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Dedman College faculty members honored with 2018 Tunks Distinguished University Citizen Award

Fox4ward: The Science of Happy Families

Fox News Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 An SMU Psychologist is looking into how our family interaction, affects our overall well-being for decades into adulthood.   She's looking for families and individuals willing to take part in some research studies.   And participants will be paid.   Dan Godwin takes a look, in this Fox4ward. WATCH

By | 2018-06-29T07:38:43+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Fox4ward: The Science of Happy Families

SMU alumna works to earn LPGA

Hays Free Press Originally Posted: June 27, 2018 Lindsey McCurdy graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in advertising and a minor in psychology. A year after graduating from Southern Methodist University (SMU) with a degree in advertising and a minor in psychology, Hays High alum and golfer Lindsey McCurdy is grinding away in mini-tournaments across the United States in order to reach her goal of qualifying for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). After McCurdy barely missed the LPGA last year, she had to re-enter qualifying school and is now currently in the middle of the qualifying process with her ninth week on the road playing in tournaments. “It’s been good, it’s been busy,” McCurdy said. “I’m glad to finally start to play [...]

By | 2018-06-27T11:45:36+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Psychology|Comments Off on SMU alumna works to earn LPGA

New research from SMU psychology professors explains why breathing exercises help panic disorder patients

ScienceDirect Originally Posted: June 9, 2018           Breathing exercises help panic disorder patients. Research published this week in Biological Psychiatry from SMU's Department of Psychology professors Alicia Meuret, Thomas Ritz, and David Rosenfield identifies physiological effects that explain why. READ MORE

By | 2018-06-11T07:34:17+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on New research from SMU psychology professors explains why breathing exercises help panic disorder patients
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