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Improving Children’s Eating Habits

Psychologists Offer Tips to Improve Children’s Eating Habits It’s Never too Late, says Arkansas Psychologist Little Rock, Arkansas, November 2018 – Parents and caregivers play an important role when it comes to children’s eating habits. By taking steps early, you can help to improve and establish healthy eating habits for the whole family. Research shows…

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…