The New York Daily News quoted SMU Psychology Professor George W. Holden, psychology, for his expertise on spanking in an article about a Georgia principal paddling a 5-year-old boy as punishment. The paddling was caught on video and went viral on the Internet by viewers who were horrified and shocked. The article, "Shocking viral video of 5-year-old boy being paddled shines light on legal but 'damaging' corporal punishment," published April 15, 2016.
Public News Service quoted SMU Psychology Professor George W. Holden, psychology, as an expert source in the article "Hug it Out: Experts Warn Against Physically Punishing Children" about a new study from Duke University that warns against resorting to physical punishment. Holden is a leading expert on parenting, discipline and family violence. He strongly advocates against corporal punishment and cites overwhelming research, including his own, that has demonstrated that spanking is not only ineffective, but also harmful to children, and many times leads to child abuse.
Reporter Stephanie Hanes for The Christian Science Monitor interviewed SMU psychologist and child development expert George W. Holden for his perspective on corporal punishment. Holden, a noted expert on the dangers of corporal punishment, is a leader of the nation's anti-spanking movement. The Oct. 19 article explores the controversial practice of corporal punishment.
Journalist Jonathan Merritt with high-profile online magazine The Week cited the research findings of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. Merritt's article, "Christians have no moral rationale for spanking their children," published Sept. 23.
Dallas Observer: The DeSoto School District Paddled Students 227 Times Last Year, but Won’t Say How or Why
Unfair Park journalist Emily Mathis with the Dallas Observer interviewed SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment in the context of the Adrian Peterson case. Mathis' story, "The DeSoto School District Paddled Students 227 Times Last Year, but Won't Say How or Why," published Sept. 17.
Journalist Steve Hendrix with The Washington post covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. The story, "For anti-spanking movement, changing the culture like 'fighting a glacier,'" published Sept. 15. Holden, an expert in families and child development, is a founding member of the U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children.
Journalist Geetika Rudra with ABC News covered the research of SMU psychologist George W. Holden about the controversial practice of corporal punishment. Her story, "Adrian Peterson Case Brings Scrutiny to Child Spanking," aired Sept. 14. Holden is an expert in families and child development.