Slider

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…

Healthcare and Corporal Punishment

“OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER” Pat DeLeon, former APA President – Division 55 — June, 2017 Signs of a Unified Federal Health Care System?  Those intrigued by the seeming inconsistencies which exist when reflecting upon the role of the federal government as a provider of health care should develop an appreciation for…

Diversity Film Night: Promises

Please join the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Diversity Committee for viewing of the film,Promises, and discussion to follow. Promises is a 2001 documentary that examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspectives of 7 children living in the Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Israeli neighborhoods of Jerusalem. There will be a 30 minute discussion following…

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.…