Psychology Department (0436)
109 Williams Hall
Blacksburg VA 24061
Dr. Pole is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Smith College. His research interests involve the study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychophysiology, Police Stress, Emotion research, Minority mental health, and Psychotherapy processes.
Dr. Harrell is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Howard University.
A growing body of research explores the impact of encounters with racism or discrimination on physiological activity. Investigators have collected these data in laboratories and in controlled clinical settings. Several but not all of the studies suggest that higher blood pressure levels are associated with the tendency not to recall or report occurrences identified as racist and discriminatory.