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Personalities Can Change Even When People Are Unmotivated To Change, Say Psychologists

Forbes Originally Posted: December 8, 2021 A new paper appearing in the Journal of Research in Personality bolsters the argument that personality is more changeable than previously thought — even suggesting that personality can be changed when people aren’t necessarily committed to change. “A growing body of research suggests that personality traits can be changed through intervention,” say the […]

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Dr. Nathan Hudson discusses his new research on personality change

Therapytips.org Originally Posted: December 8, 2021 A new paper appearing in the Journal of Research in Personality bolsters the argument that personality is more changeable than previously thought — even suggesting that personality can be changed when people aren’t necessarily committed to change. I recently spoke with the lead author of this new research, Dr. […]

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Research finds prescription drug misuse among college students most common during weekdays

SMU News Originally Posted: October 28, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – College students who misuse prescription drugs do so more often during the week and when they are alone at home, according to a recent study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The longitudinal study, “College-based social and situational predictors of real-time prescription drug misuse in daily […]

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Research Roundup

Collaborative outreach and interdisciplinary research Research on earthquakes in Haiti. Drs. Hornbach, Magnani and Hayward (Earth Sciences) have deployed off-shore of Haiti to collect high-resolution seismic reflection data on the fault linked to the recent Haiti earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The work is joint with colleagues at Scripps and other institutions and is funded […]

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Faculty Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to the following faculty: Ken Hamilton: Living Legacy Award. At its annual meeting and virtual conference, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (the founders of Black History Month), presented Ken Hamilton with a Living Legacy Award. Priscilla Lui: Early career award and invited talk. Priscilla Lui (Psychology) was awarded […]

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TODAY: Understanding and Promoting Minority Mental Health: Virtual Reality, Community-engaged Focus Groups, and Beyond… With Dr. Pricilla Lui, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm REGISTER HERE Harold Simmons 117 or by Zoom. Dr. Lui conducts research on minority mental health and health disparities.She is interested in how people from diverse sociocultural backgrounds make sense of the world, and how their lived experiences associated with culture, ethnicity, and race affect their psychopathology and addictive behaviors.Using a social […]

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Microaggression, Isolated Hate, and Systemic Racism

InsideSources Originally Posted: April 18, 2021 BY: Priscilla Lui P. Priscilla Lui is a clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at SMU Dallas. She wrote this for InsideSources.com. Many people have heard “microaggression,” but how many understand what it really means or looks like? Wrongfully assuming that an African American student must have been […]

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How Anti-Asian Racism Fuels Discrimination & Violence

KERA Originally Posted: March 26, 2021 SMU professor Priscilla Lui studies racial discrimination and intercultural contact. She talks about recent incidents of hate against Asian Americans. From the recent brutal attacks that killed eight people in Atlanta to the thousands of instances of discrimination in the past year, anti-Asian hate crime is on the rise in the […]

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A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police.

Event Date: March 12 Zoom (email for link) 2:00 p.m. CST Department of Psychology Research Colloquium. We welcome Dr. Ajima Olaghere, assistant professor of criminal justice at Temple University, for an invited talk entitled, “A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police.” African Americans’ perceptions of the […]

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Five Dedman College faculty members receive 2021 Sam Taylor Fellowship awards

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Feb. 12, 2021 Each year, the United Methodist Church’s Division of Higher Education and Ministry grants Sam Taylor Fellowship Awards to support faculty research that advances the intellectual and social life of our global society. Following a highly competitive selection process, the Sam Taylor Fellowship review committee is pleased to […]