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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...

February 3rd, 2022

Amazing Grace

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Where would we be without grace? This is not the kind of question you would expect to find in a psychology publication, but that, I believe, is a blind spot in the view many...

January 8th, 2022

Raking leaves again

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

The yard is clean and smooth again waiting for nature’s hand to paint the first coat of winter white. The air is crisp and still. As I take in the scene from the window, I...

January 6th, 2022

A new year is a good time for renewal

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

When we start a new year, it’s often a time for reflection, a time to review and renew our commitments to others and ourselves.

To others, we may look around and find...

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