Psychology Blog

Jenara Nerenberg’s newly published book, Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed For You, examines how prevailing views of what is normal obscure, and sometimes pathologize, the way women communicate, interact and create change in the world. It … Read more

A paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women—those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder—exploring why these traits are overlooked and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish. This is a synopsis of the recently published … Read more

Diagnosing Asperger’s syndrome in adults involves a lengthy assessment, typically in the range of three hours. What if there were a quicker way to get a reliable and accurate picture of whether you have this condition? Actually, there is. Two … Read more

Asperger’s syndrome, now referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder, is defined by difficulties in social communication. Adults with Asperger’s find it hard to “read” facial expressions, vocal tone and body language, recognize a joke, identify sarcasm, follow conversations, make eye … Read more

The title of this blog is based on a 2013 article in Scientific American that questioned whether it is possible to recover from autism. I thought it would be useful to review some of findings from this article and pose … Read more

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