Columnists, Publisher's Note

January 3rd, 2024

Here’s to what 2024 holds

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

With another passing year, I look forward to what 2024 brings—especially because 2023 has been something else.

We’ve seen the economy struggle and incomes shrink....

September 18th, 2023

Changing times require adaptation

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

Changing times require flexibility and resilience in clinical practice. The old ways of doing things are not always going to be keeping with the times and the needs of...

April 3rd, 2023

AI, ChatGPT & Their Psychological Future

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

ll you hear on the news these days is talk about A.I. – artificial intelligence.

What has got everyone excited is Open AI’s release of a chatbot – computer...

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...

July 16th, 2022

Likely Pedal Confusion Leads to Tragic Death in Byfield, MA

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

In late May, Marblehead resident Janet Bach, 70, was backing up to pick up some flowers at a greenhouse and garden center in Byfield, MA. But instead of gently backing up the...

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...

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,...

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...

January 4th, 2022

What is Mass Formation Psychosis? Is it like Mass Hysteria or Mass Delusion?

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

“Mass formation psychosis” is a term that was used on the Joe Rogan podcast by a formerly respected medical researcher, Robert Malone, M.D. He used it to describe...

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