My name is Arthur Hatton and I’m a grad student in psychology and a songwriter and performer. I also work as a behavioral research consultant, doing technical write-ups for the presentation of scientific material as well as invited lectures on various psychological and religious topics.
I have studied clinical and experimental psychology at the graduate level, and I have been a graduate assistant in both teaching and research. I expect to receive my Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2018. Previously, I have earned a M.S. in experimental psychology at Georgia Southern University and my B.A. in Psychology at the University of Kentucky.
I have a wide variety of research interests, including:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Mindfulness, self-concealment, using ACT to reduce mental health stigma, and ACT in ethnic, sexual, and religious minorities.
Rural mental health – Rural mental health disparities and the unique challenges of rural American living on mental health.
Psychology of religion – Religious minorities, religious persecution, scrupulosity, sexual orientation in religion, religious extremism, mindfulness, and prayer. I have studied Mormonism, Islam, and Eastern Orthodoxy extensively.
Psychology of terrorism – Terrorism and counterterrorism, attitudes toward counterterrorism, and religious influences on terrorism.
Philosophy of psychology – Systems and schools of psychology, history of psychology, Aristotle (both in philosophy of mind and in virtue ethics), B.F. Skinner, and William James.
I am also a songwriter and have written and performed music in a band setting, in a solo setting, and for a short film.
For more information about my work and educational history, please visit my LinkedIn page.
In music, I have released one album, Odes, and record at home. You can find my music on Bandcamp, and fan pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Reverbnation. I am also the founder of Linescratchers, a group blog for musicians who are Latter-day Saints, and if you’re interested in the psychology of religion, my favorite is The Value of Saintliness. This website will feature my blog where I write about music, popular culture, and other things.