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Civil Rights Movement Luminary Speaks

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., Comes to Little Rock, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 From UALR Joel E. Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity: Join us at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Avenue, in the Friday Courtroom at 6 p.m on Tuesday, March 14, where Civil Rights Movement luminary,…

Division in Religion and Politics

Why (and How) “Good” People are Divided: Religion and Politics Written in 2013, the book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Religion and Politics” by Jonathan Haidt resonates in 2017. Amazon.com’s description of the book is as follows: “As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the…

Black History Month Celebration

Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Celebrates Black History Month Patricia L. Griffen, PhD, Former President of ArPA The initial national recognition of the history of black people in America was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 as “Negro History Week.” Carter G. Woodson was the son of a slave, born in New Canton, Virginia…

Politics and False Information

Political Affiliation Can Predict How People Will React to False Information About Threats February 2, 2017   How liberal or conservative a person is predicts how likely they are to believe information about potential hazards, according to research forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study found that people…

Bridging the Political Divide in 2017

Neuroscientists and a linguist provide explanations behind our country’s current political situation. Why People Shut Down When Their Political Beliefs Are Challenged The following article discusses findings from a recent brain imaging study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Excerpts are as follows: As we’ve repeatedly seen in this divisive post-election season, political beliefs are…

Press Release: Tips for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Simple steps to reduce your risk of heart disease Arkansas Psychologists and APA Offer Tips for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle Arkansas Psychological Association P.O. Box 21220     Little Rock, AR 72221     (501) 614-6500     Fax (501) 224-0988     www.arpapsych.org For Immediate Release February 1, 2017 Contact: Kristin J. Addison-Brown, PhD Telephone: 870-203-6085 Email: neaneuropsych@gmail.com Website: arpapsych.org arpapsych.com…