A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police.

Event Date: March 12
Zoom (email for link)
2:00 p.m. CST

Department of Psychology Research Colloquium. We welcome Dr. Ajima Olaghere, assistant professor of criminal justice at Temple University, for an invited talk entitled, “A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police.” African Americans’ perceptions of the police are nuanced and complicated. Dr. Olaghere will share results from a study involving 77 African Americans in Durham, NC and their perceptions of the relationship between their community and police. The basis for perceptions and the characterization of them as trauma transmission will be discussed. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please email Priscilla Lui at plui@smu.edu.

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