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February 4th, 2023

Becoming an influencer

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

What’s the world coming to when our children dream of becoming YouTube influencers when they grow up? Not so long ago, I came across a study conducted by the Lego corporation...

January 9th, 2023

A focus on residential schools and post-pandemic challenges

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

In our annual residential schools special issue and directory, I’m pleased to see these important treatment resources are recovering from the challenging times of the...

January 6th, 2023

Remembering the Gaebler Children’s Center

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

When our editor asked if I might have something to say about residential schools for this special edition of NEPSY, I thought I was too far removed from any real-life...

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...

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