Tag Archive for psychology

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…

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…

Curiosity and politics

How curiosity can save you from political tribalism From the blog: Mind Hacks Neither intelligence nor education can stop you from forming prejudiced opinions – but an inquisitive attitude may help you make wiser judgements. Ask a left-wing Brit what they believe about the safety of nuclear power, and you can guess their answer. Ask…

ArPA Event: The Future of Work (Wed., Oct. 19, 2016)

The Future of Work: Legal, Ethical, and Practical Strategies for Optimizing the Workplace Environment Wednesday, October 19, 2016 The Pavilion Room (at Trio’s Restaurant) 8201 Cantrell, Suite 100 Little Rock, AR 72227 Fee: $50 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. The Future of Work: Legal, Ethical, and Practical Strategies for Optimizing the Workplace Environment Joyce Fowler,…

AR Companies Receive Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

Program Recognizes Employers for Creating Workplaces That Foster Employee Health and Well-being While Enhancing Organizational Performance Two Arkansas organizations will receive a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA). Award recipients include: Optus, Inc. (For profit category) Women & Children First (Not for profit category) “In this time of high job stress…

I’M LEAVIN’ ON A JET PLANE Pat DeLeon (former APA President) Column, March 2016 I have been fortunate to serve for two terms on the Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  There is a strong mental health presence on the Board including psychologist Ann Masten. …