Please join us in congratulating Priscilla for being awarded the 2019-2020 Golden Mustang Award.
This award is given to a tenure-track junior faculty member whose teaching is consistently excellent, whose courses reflect thoughtful curricular development, and whose scholarship makes a meaningful contribution to the discipline and to student learning.
Priscilla is the first faculty member from the Psychology Department to win this award since its inception in 1985.
Margaret Sala has just accepted a position as assistant professor at Yeshiva University in New York City!
Congratulations to her – and to her advisor, Austin Baldwin!
The department will welcome guest, Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vilas Professor and Sir Frederic Bartlett Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on October 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sartain Room (11th floor, Expressway Tower) to share her research on the diversity of the brain, when neuroscientists should accentuate the differences, why individuals should accept their brain differences, and how society can accommodate those differences.
Graduate student, Savannah Pham has been chosen as a recipient of this year’s Psi Chi Junior Fellowship Award. The selection process for this award is highly competitive and only given to an estimated 9-12 students each year. Savannah has worked exceedingly hard for this, while working on multiple first and co-authored manuscripts as well.
Congratulations and job well done, Savannah!
Project Support is an intervention program for children living in violent families. It was developed by Drs. Renee McDonald and Ernest Jouriles with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health in the U.S. and is now being implemented internationally in Sweden. Click here for the full story.
Wonderful job Ernie and Renee!
Dr. Lui has been chosen as the 2019 recipient of the Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from the APA’s Society of Clinical Psychology. Congratulations to Dr. Lui for being recognized by the APA for her dedication to diversity in the field of psychology!
SMU Department of Psychology graduate student and Hogg Foundation Frances Fowler Wallace Dissertation awardee, Margaret Sala has been featured in the Mental Health Headlines weekly digest for her work in researching the role that mindfulness can play in physical health. Click here to read the spotlight.
Great job Margaret!
CLICK HERE for the spotlight on Drs. Meuret and Ritz’s new five-year study aimed at developing a more effective treatment for anhedonia.
Congratulations to Andres Roque and Divya Kumar for winning the poster competition!
A big thanks goes out to all of you for a job well done!
Dr. Ernie Jouriles recently received two forms of recognition for his work.
First, he was named the “2018 Outstanding Editorial Board Member Reviewer” from the Journal of Family Violence. That makes it three: he had previously won reviewer awards from the Psychology of Violence (2014) and the Journal of Family Psychology (2008).
Second, next month he will be serving on a panel for a “National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies”. The audience will include representatives from Congress; university presidents, chancellors, and deans; and other leaders and experts on the topic from across the nation.
Congratulations to Dr. Jouriles!