How to Give Bad News

I know bad news is coming my way when my oncologist walks into the exam room with a nurse. It doesn’t matter that he introduces her as a new nurse getting to know the system. In my more than six years of seeing my oncologist for metastatic colon cancer, he has never come in accompanied.…

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The Gift of Silence, When There Are No Words

My in-laws were visiting the day I found my sister Gretchen dead of an overdose. They didn’t know what to do. Provide comfort? Space? Just go on like normal, I said. Our town in upstate New York, about five hours from their Brooklyn home, offered suburban experiences that easily kept them entertained. A simple circuit…

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University of Miami researchers find an early behavioral marker for autism

In the first study of its kind, University of Miami researchers have found a strong behavioral signal to indicate which infants who have an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will themselves be diagnosed with ASD as they grow older. The researchers found that such high-risk infants who exhibit an early social difficulty,…

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Nathan Ainspan named SIOP Fellow

Nathan Ainspan, PhD has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Ainspan was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession may…

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Christopher M. Barnes named SIOP Fellow

Christopher M. Barnes, PhD has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Barnes was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession…

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Alexander Alonso named SIOP fellow

Alexander Alonso, PhD has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Alonso was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession may…

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