Photos from the April Psychology Alumni Reunion

Photos from the Psychology Alumni Reunion held in April are available at:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm16QoDh

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Reggie Dupard Receives the Exemplary Alumni Award

Reggie Dupard, who received his BA from the Psychology Department in 1999, was awarded the Exemplary Alumni Award at the 2017 Psychology Graduation Ceremony. Reggie is currently the College Career Coordinator for Texans Can Academies. He has worked extensively with at-risk youth in Dallas and around Texas. Congratulations, Reggie!!!

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Dr. Kouros quoted in the news

Dr. Chrystyna Kouros provided some expert commentary on this recent newspaper article about some of the negative effects of the fear tha tis being experienced in the Hispanic community.  See: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2017/05/24/dallas-hispanic-communities-fear-seeps-everyday-routines

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Congratulations to Dr. Chrystyna Kouros!

The SMU Board of Trustees voted to promote Chrystyna Kouros to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure!

Hurray for Chrystyna and the Psychology Department!

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Two Graduate Students Accepted to APA’s Advanced Training Institute this Summer

Congratulations to Grace Boyers and Michael Ovalle who were accepted to APA’s competitive Advanced Training Institute on Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research. Grace and Michael were two of 35 participants selected nationally to attend. SMU will be well represented! Bravo!

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Dr. Baldwin is Interviewed about his HPV Research

Dr. Austin Baldwin was interviewed by KERA about his research study concerning HPV vaccinations for teens and income disparity.

To hear the interview go to:  http://keranews.org/post/teens-low-income-families-get-hpv-vaccine-if-parents-persuade-themselves-benefits 

 

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Dr. Ernest Jouriles to be named the Dale McKissick Endowed Professor of Psychology

As of August 1, Ernie Jouriles will become the first holder of the Dale McKissick Endowed Professor of Psychology. Ernie is a highly distinguished member of the SMU faculty. He is internationally known as a leading researcher into children’s exposure to intimate partner violence and, more recently, violence in adolescent romantic relationships. In addition to being a prolific contributor to the research literature, he is currently an Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology.

Congratulations, Ernie!

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New study by Brown, Holden & Ashraf picked up by news outlets

A study to appear in Psychology of Violence has been picked up multiple news outlets.
The study, by psychology faculty members Alan Brown and George Holden and graduate student Rose Ashraf, assessed the impact of terminology on perceptions about physically disciplining children.
Both parents and non-parents rated “spank” as more common, acceptable, and effective than four other terms referring to the same behavior.

The study indicates that our lexicon can legitimize violent behavior.

To read about the study go to:

http://cbsnews.cbs.com/news/spanking-children-corporal-punishment-study/

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SMU study featured in the Wall Street Journal

A study by psychology faculty members Drs. Meuret, Rosenfield, Ritz and their colleagues, published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, was recently featured in the WSJ. The study found that patients with anxiety disorders who had therapy appointments earlier in the day benefited from the therapy more than the patients who had appointments later in the day.

To see the article, click this link:

file:///C:/Users/44106001/Desktop/For%20Better%20Talk%20Therapy%20(WSJ).pdf

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Dr. Levendosky to speak on Intimate Partner Violence

Dr. Alytia Levendosky from Michigan State University will be giving a research presentation on “Intimate Partner Violence as a Prenatal Stressor: Unique and Common Effects on Women, Children, and the Mother-Child Relationship” on Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Sartain Conference room, 11th floor of Expressway Tower. All are welcome to attend.

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