Psychology Blog

Temple Grandin, the well-known scientist, professor and autism spokesperson, believes there are three principle types of thinking in people on the autistic spectrum, including those with Asperger’s. Although each person is strongest in one of these types, any one person can have a mixture of two or three. Continue reading

The overall goals of therapy for adults with Asperger’s syndrome are twofold:  To understand better one’s behavior and how it impacts one’s life. To develop the skills that are important for effective functioning.  These two broad goals are achieved when … Read more

Does it makes sense to find out if you have Asperger’s syndrome, and if so, what should you anticipate? Are there real advantages to knowing? Would a diagnosis of Asperger’s be inviting any unexpected problems? Is there any point in … Read more

Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss. However, studies indicate that attempted and completed suicides among adults with Asperger’s have increased recently, and there is growing concern that ignoring, even minimizing this problem, will only heighten the future risk of … Read more

Due to unanticipated circumstances, my blog this week will be shorter than typical. I will return at the usual time in two weeks with a new blog of normal length. Over the years, a number of people have commented to … Read more

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