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December 17th, 2022

Bridging the divide: Walking the talk

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Last month, my reflections on the passing of a friend on the other side of the culture wars divide led me to the importance of common ground and common sense in bridging the...

November 2nd, 2022

Bridging the divide: Common ground and common sense

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Our friend Jim died this summer. He was my friend, but I use the word “our” because we were six, friends since high school, who have managed to stay in touch through all...

October 5th, 2022

Surreal Alaska

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

The world is on the move again. With COVID under better control and most people just tired of being confined, airports are crowded, flights are delayed and cruise ships are...

August 5th, 2022

COVID-19: What might this be?

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

All you need for a good projective test is an ambiguous stimulus and a simple question, “What might this be?” If this sounds like the Rorschach, then you’re either an...

June 28th, 2022

My life in the library

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

When I retired from my hospital position nearly seven years ago, I moved my office to the public library. It was an easy move – no furniture to rearrange at home or haul...

June 27th, 2022

The new normal

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

A year ago, I claimed that “the end of the pandemic is in sight.”

In hindsight, I was being optimistic. While the pandemic rages on largely unchecked, the newer...

June 2nd, 2022

Cleaning the closet of doubt

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Now that I can see the top of my desk again, it’s good to get back to the keyboard and set down in writing some thoughts about the everyday life of a retired psychologist. In...

May 2nd, 2022

Love letters from London

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Tucked between the pages of a thin, spiral notebook with a plain brown cover, I keep two letters that came to me from London in the summer of 1970 after my first year of...

April 1st, 2022

Time for a refreshing change

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

After 30 years of publication, New England Psychologist has an exciting new format and look! A collaboration between myself and our longtime graphic designer, Karen Woodward,...

March 29th, 2022

When memory fails

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Before I retired almost seven years ago, a friend who had already left the nine to five daily routine told me that one nice thing about retirement is that you have more time to...

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