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Psychologists Respond to Harvey

Psychologists are responding in several ways to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The American Psychological Association released a statement today from President Tony Puente: “The American Psychological Association joins with all Americans in support of the thousands of people whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by Hurricane Harvey. We have watched with horror the…

Speech Problems in Parkinson’s Disease

Speech Therapists Provide Empirically-Supported Treatment of Speech Problems in Parkinson’s Disease Lisa Hale, MSP, CCC-SLP Parkinson’s disease affects 1.5 million people in the United States and 8 million worldwide. Nearly 90% of these individuals will develop a speech disorder called “hypokinetic dysarthria” (i.e., slowed speech with poor articulation) during the course of their illness. Speech…

Islamic Terrorism and Domestic Mass Shootings: Psychological Link

Islamic Terrorism and Domestic Mass Shootings are Caused by the Exact Same Psychological Phenomenon From: Quartz Author: Alana Conner, PhD, Executive Director, Stanford Center for Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions [Edited] According to a publicly available dataset from the New America Foundation, in the years since 9/11, jihadists born in the US have killed…

National Nutrition Month: Improving Children’s Eating Habits

March is National Nutrition Month Arkansas Psychologists Offer Tips to Improve Children’s Eating Habits Little Rock, Arkansas, March 20, 2017 — Parents and caregivers play an important role when it comes to children’s eating habits. This March, recognize National Nutrition Month by taking steps to improve and establish healthy eating habits for the whole family.…

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason. The New Yorker / February 27, 2017 / Elizabeth Kolbert (Edited for length) Even after the evidence “for their beliefs has been totally refuted, people fail to make appropriate revisions in those beliefs…” Thousands of subsequent experiments have confirmed (and elaborated on) this finding.…

APA Calls Upon Congress to Oppose American Health Care Act

Expresses concern to House leaders over Congressional Budget Office analysis APA Press Release / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Contact: Jim Sliwa / (202) 336-5707 / jsliwa@apa.org WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization sent a letter to congressional leaders stating their opposition to the American Health Care Act after a…