Current Issues

Current mental health issues across the natural state.

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…

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…

Half of Americans Stressed by Presidential Election

American Psychological Association Survey Reveals 2016 Presidential Election Source of Significant Stress for More Than Half of Americans Preview of data from upcoming Stress in America™ poll shows election is equally stressful for Republicans and Democrats Facing one of the most adversarial contests in recent history and daily coverage of the presidential election that dominates…

Recognize Barriers and Shatter Them

Pat DeLeon (former APA President) July 2016 Post The Extraordinary Vision of Give an Hour This Summer several USUHS nursing colleagues and I had the opportunity to attend a special Give an Hour symposium titled Veteran Wellbeing: Bridging the Divide, held at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.  Among the presenters were Dr. David…

Happy Birthday, ADA!

The ADA 26 Years Old This guest post is submitted by LaKesha Whitman, associate director of The Center for Exceptional Families in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It originally appeared on the blog, Neuro-a-Musings, of neuropsychologist Dr. Kristin Addison-Brown: http://neaneuropsychology.weebly.com/blog-neuro-a-musings. The Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates the 26th anniversary of its signing by George H. W. Bush, on July…