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Fall/Winter 2011

Psychology is in the House:
And Uniting Our Work Across Disciplines

Volume 36, No. 1


Preaching good sex --and good relationships-- in an uncertain world

George Bonanno has redefined our thinking about grief and resilience

Connecting alumni far and near with Teachers College and each other

As the song says, transitions are hard, but often fruitful, too. Elizabeth Reid focuses on them

For Dr. Dale, a simple principle has anchored an eclectic career


Beth Casarjian goes straight to the source to change kids' risky behaviors

Ghislaine Boulanger shed new light on trauma by studying Vietnam veterans

Two TC alumnae fuse Buddhist and Western approaches

Laura Smith calls for psychology to acknowledge a pervasive problem


Most racial discrimination suits fail, and the medical world doesn't acknowledge that discrimination causes harm. Robert T. Carter is trying to change the status quo on both counts

Marla Brassard has helped put psychological abuse on the world's radar

Suniya Luthar explores the stresses of society's toughest job

Karen Froud is using EEG technology to understand how brain differences shape behavior

Derald Wing Sue has made generations of therapists and social scientists aware of the need to address issues of race, gender and sexual orientation

James Comer has created successful schools by replicating the effects of strong parenting and vibrant communities

Through a wide range of studies, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn has led the way in showing how environments influence the well-being of young people

Commentary by faculty member Elizabeth Midlarsky

A TC adjunct faculty member is literally giving all he's got to help students in his program

Warner Burke is testing a theory that could finally transform leadership development into a science

A lot of good research on diversity training is not being applied. Loriann Roberson is working to bridge that gap

James Westaby views individual and organizational performance as the product of the conflicting motivations within network structures

Rumors of psychotherapy's demise continue to be greatly exaggerated, says Barry Farber. As Woody Allen might argue: We need the eggs

Stephen Peverly has helped establish TC as a leader in school psychology. His own research is advancing the field

AT TEACHERS COLLEGE, we believe that collaboration across the academic disciplines offers the best hope for solving the most challenging problems in education and human development. One of the most compelling stories of collaboration throughout our history has been the work of our faculty in psychology.


Peter Coleman, author of The Five Percent, combines psychology with mathematics and other disciplines to help implacable foes resolve their differences. Hear Coleman interviewed by NPR's Ira Glass for "This American Life." Read a profile of Coleman in TC Today: http://bit.ly/sUacNz