6 Tips for Parenting College Students

Next Avenue Originally Posted: September 16, 2016 Parenting a college student can be challenging. For years, experts drill into parents that being engaged and involved in children’s lives helps promote optimal child development. Yet, as kids go off to college, many parents are being told they’re too involved. They even get a special name: Helicopter Parents. Understandably, these parents find themselves scratching their heads, asking, Aren’t I just doing what I was told was good for my child? As a parent, isn’t my responsibility to protect my child? Isn’t this what “good parents” do? What Does the Research Say? Helicopter parenting goes beyond just protection from harm, though; it’s getting involved in situations where it’s not necessary or appropriate. It’s doing things for your children that, developmentally, they should be [...]

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SMU Student Senate is raising funds for disaster relief through their Help for Houston campaign

In support of all who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, the SMU Student Senate is raising funds for disaster relief through their Help for Houston campaign. The campaign will be accepting donations through this Saturday. Please consider donating:  https://giving.smu.edu/disaster-relief/?utm_campaign=%2Fhelpforhouston

By | 2017-08-30T14:10:16+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, Events, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on SMU Student Senate is raising funds for disaster relief through their Help for Houston campaign

Watch: The 2017-18 School Year Starts at SMU

SMU News Originally Posted: August 27, 2017 Welcome to a new year on the Hilltop. Watch remarks by SMU officials, various events, move-in day and behind-the-scenes preparations  for school's start. Watch  

Watch: Welcome Back to the Hilltop!

SMU News Originally Posted: August 14, 2017 https://youtu.be/OdXg_K1Yk00 SMU’s faculty and staff prepared all summer for our students’ return to the Hilltop. Now we only have one week until we kick off the fall semester! From fostering innovation in the classroom to building spirit in the commons, the students bring campus to life. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Dr. K.C. Mmeje, Vice President for Student Affairs  

Chrystyna Kouros, Psychology, has tips for parents of college students on Good Morning Texas

Good Morning Texas Originally Posted: August 10, 2017 How to land the helicopter: SMU Psychology Professor Chrystyna Kouros has tips for parents of college students on Good Morning Texas. Watch: http://www.wfaa.com/entertainment/television/programs/good-morning-texas/landing-a-helicopter-parent/463345812  

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Protein Discovery Could Lead to Better Diagnosis of Stress

Technology Networks Originally Posted: July 31, 2017 A new discovery could lead to identifying new ways to predict, diagnose and eventually treat stress. "We found a protein, previously known to be only in testicles, that’s also in everyone’s saliva, and it’s a marker of acute psychological stress and feelings of negative mood or emotional distress,” said UAlberta medical researcher Dean Befus about his research, which he conducted with Thomas Ritz from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Concentrations of the protein, CABS1 (calcium-binding protein spermatid specific 1), were measured in participants’ saliva as they self-reported stress, when they were put under acute psychological stress (asked to present to a group) and in real-life stress situations (students undertaking exams). “In all three studies reported on in [...]

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Having an attractive husband can trigger dieting problems for women

NewsShopper Originally Posted: July 24, 2017 A handsome husband can be bad for women's health by triggering dangerous dieting, according to new research. Yet unsurprisingly the same does not apply to men. Even if their wife is a stunner, they feel no pressure to look after themselves. The findings show a partner's looks can be a driving force behind the desire to seek a slim body - but only for women. Psychologist Tania Reynolds said: "The results reveal having a physically attractive husband may have negative consequences for wives, especially if those wives are not particularly attractive." But that extra motivation to diet did not exist among women judged more attractive than their husbands. As for men they are prone to letting themselves go whether [...]

By | 2017-07-28T07:53:56+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Psychology|Comments Off on Having an attractive husband can trigger dieting problems for women
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