by Dr. Donna RobertsIn 1948 Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” appeared in the June edition of The New Yorker. More than three decades later my sophomore English class reenacted the plot.
by Dr. Donna RobertsI distinctly remember the first day of first grade. It was the beginning of my love affair with education.
by Dr. Donna RobertsA colleague recently wrote an article about time, or, more precisely, the lack thereof. Specifically, it was about using increments of time as small as five minutes to write.
by Dr. Donna RobertsWhen the finale of the HBO series The Sopranos aired fans reeled. Not because their beloved Tony was killed, but because, well, they weren’t sure whether he was or not.
by Dr. Donna RobertsThe heart of psychology is a need to understand why we do what we do—why, for instance, people wear a sweatshirt from an institution with which they have no affiliation.
by Dr. Donna RobertsFor some, home is the ultimate safety net as one walks the tightrope of life—always there, always solid, always ready to catch you should you stumble.
by Dr. Donna RobertsI used to “dress for success.” It worked. Until I slid down the slippery slope.
by Dr. Donna RobertsLearning to speak and use language is one of the major milestones of childhood. From that time on we are honing the skill.
by Dr. Donna RobertsLike many friends and fellow writers, I now work from home, often never meeting associates and colleagues in person. There’s good, there’s bad and there’s (really) ugly.
by Dr. Donna RobertsIn real estate it’s all about Location, Location, Location. In the quest to understand ourselves and others, we are at least partially defined by our Generation, Generation, Generation.
by Dr. Donna RobertsLearned Helplessness is a powerful psychological concept first observed in animals and later applied to human behavior.
by Dr. Donna RobertsHe’s not a real person. And yet we grieve. We cry. We swear that life won’t be the same without McDreamy.