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Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration

Event: Film Screening, “Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration” The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is hosting a free screening of the film, “Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration” on Friday, July 13, from 3-5 pm in the Ron Robinson Theater on the Central Arkansas Library campus in the River Market area, Little Rock. The film addresses…

Progressive Taxation, Income Inequality, and Happiness

Psychology research provides new input on the association(s) between progressive taxation, income inequality, and happiness A recent article from the American Psychological Association publication, the American Psychologist, links the policy of “progressive taxation” with increased happiness among poorer Americans, but- contrary to expectation- it was NOT associated with decreased happiness among richer Americans. Authors Shigehiro…

Should We Tolerate Rude Behavior?

In a recent article for Psychology Today, licensed clinical social worker Linda Esposito considers the potential psychological effects of rudeness vs civility and how to promote psychological well-being for ourselves and others. Here are some highlights from the article (full version here): “… the internet and social media allows us to post comments anonymously and…

In Remembrance: Dr. Joseph L. White, Trailblazing Black Psychologist

Pioneering black psychologist, Joseph L. White, PhD, died in December 2017 at the age of 84. He was the first African American to receive a doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 1961. He spent the last 27 years of his distinguished career as a professor at University of California Irvine. Affectionately referred…

APA PRESIDENT CONNECTS BLACK HISTORY MONTH TO PSYCHOLOGY Press release from the American Psychological Association (APA), February 8, 2018 WASHINGTON — Following is the statement of Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, to mark Black History Month: “During Black History Month, I am particularly proud to celebrate some of the many African-American…

Fear, Shame Keep Victims Quiet

Silent scourge: Fear, shame keep victims quiet Recent stories of child sexual abuse disclosed years later have prompted questions as to why victims don’t speak out sooner. Read on for more on this current issue from psychologist Dr. Teresa Kramer’s editorial in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Original: http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2017/dec/23/silent-scourge-20171223/ By Teresa Kramer Special to the Democrat-Gazette (Reprinted) Stories…