Tag Archive for Culture

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dealing with Shootings and Terrorism Stress

APA Provides Resources for Coping with Shootings and Terrorism Anxiety  Advises limiting exposure, particularly for children WASHINGTON, DC – Taking a break from the news and limiting how much news children watch are among the recommendations for coping with stress and anxiety related to the recent police and civilian shootings, as well as terrorism attacks,…

An Open Letter to Brothers and Sisters of Color

By Derald Wing Sue Dear Brothers and Sisters of Color: I write to you and to those white folks who have marched with us against racism and shown that their hearts are in the right place. Throughout our people’s histories, we have had to contend with invalidation, oppression, injustice, terrorism and genocide. Racism is a constant reality…