SMU 2018 Psi Chi Induction – November 8

To: All Psychology Majors and Minors

You are personally invited to attend the SMU 2018 Psi Chi Member Induction Ceremony.

There are opportunities to highlight your professional presence as a psychology major by joining Psi Chi!

Visit the national organization website for more details: https://www.psichi.org

Join us November 8 at 5:00 pm in Hughes-Trigg for the induction of this year’s members and to learn more about our local Psi Chi activities. Refreshments will be served.

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Dr. Bowen – Special Presentation – Oct 19

Affect Modulated Memory: Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms
October 19
3:00 pm
SMU Hyer Hall 100
Hosted by: Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, Cognitive Science Research Center
For more information: pchuard@smu.edu

Affect Modulated Memory: Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms

Life is filled with moments that evoke affective responses – we attend weddings and funerals, witness violence and affection, experience wins and losses. Our memories of these affective events impact a range of behaviors, including our decision making and our subjective well-being. I will discuss some of my work examining  how the mind and brain support this special type of memory, and implications for these findings.

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SMU Mindfulness Talk – October 20

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 these two meditation experts, meet to present a path to happiness through accessible meditation and mindfulness techniques in Radically Happy.

 

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Congratulations Dr. Holden – 2018 ISPCAN Award Recipient

DISTINGUISHED CAREER AWARD:
GEORGE W. HOLDEN 

Recognizing an outstanding professional for longstanding dedication, expertise, and contributions to the field of child abuse and neglect, this award was presented to George W. Holden (center) by Councilors Lucia Williams (right) and Sue Foley (second from right), along with ISPCAN Executive Director Pragathi Tummala, President Elect Tufail Muhammad, and President Bernard Gerbaka.

Dr. Holden is chair of the Psychology Department, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas. Nominator Sue Foley said that Dr. Holden has, “over a period of almost 40 years, dedicated his life as a psychologist, research, and advocate to understanding and preventing child abuse.” He has published significant books and articles on numerous topics, and developed a new construct and instrument on “meta-parenting” to study parents’ reflections on their own parenting. Dr. Holden is also founder of the U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children, and “his applied and concrete efforts to ban corporal punishment in the world, particularly in the U.S., are an inspiration to us all,” said Foley.

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Dr. Holden in American Psychologist

Dr. George Holden’s research article, “The Strength of the Causal Evidence Against Physical  Punishment of Children and Its Implications for Parents, Psychologists, and Policymakers” has been printed in the July- August edition of American Psychologist.

Congratulations Dr. Holden!

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Dr. Chrystyna Kouros’ Research Featured in Women’s Health Magazine

Dr. Kouros’ research is featured in the September issue of Women’s Health Magazine. On news stands now!

Click here for more information.

Fantastic job Dr. Kouros!

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ADAPT Members Present and Win at APA Division 45 Research Conference

Dr. Lui and four members of ADAPT (Shalanda Berkley, Michelle Del Rio, Susie Kim, and Lucia Quezada) presented at the 5th Biennial Research Conference for the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race.

All four presented with Susie winning 3rd place in the best student poster competition and Lucia receiving honorable mention.

For the complete “News” story and more information on ADAPT visit: https://people.smu.edu/adapt/

Great job to Shay, Michelle, Susie and Lucy!

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Family Research Participant Registry Opens

Dr. Chrystyna Kouros will be announcing the creation of a participant registry, open to all.  The official announcement will occur on Fox4WARD, to be aired Sunday June 24 during the 9-10 pm news hour.

Click here to learn more about the registry or to join.

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Dr. Brown Receives the Distinguished University Citizen Award

Dr. Brown has received the Distinguished University Citizen Award.

Dr. Alan Brown has served SMU in many capacities over his long career at SMU. Most prominently, he chaired the Psychology Department (twice) and the Sociology Department (once). In addition, he served as Associate Dean of Dedman College.

We congratulate Dr. Brown on this award and thank him for all his service!

 

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Congratulations to Drs. Chmielewski & Meuret!

Dr. Mike Chmielewski was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and Dr. Alicia Meuret  was promoted to Full Professor.

Congratulations to both faculty members on their achievements!

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