Psych Nerds

Welcome to the Psych Nerds page! Here we will be showcasing guest articles from other self proclaimed Psych Nerds, like ourselves! This page is meant to give a broader perspective on the field of psychology and give additional insight from prominent leaders in the field. Anything and everything is welcome. Check this page often to see who our next big name will be!


Post by Kenneth Texeira, Ph.D.

A Great Way To Define Who You Are

Kenneth Texeira Ph.D. Is a coordinator and Psychology Professor at Quincy College in Plymouth.  His PhD is from Fordham University in Applied Developmental Psychology.  He has worked with research teams from Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and he has published academic articles in the areas of end of life care, spiritual needs, and bioethics. His primary focus is on personality and spirituality and how they are associated with mood.



Post by Dr. John Calicchia.

How Parents and Counselors can Communicate Effectively with Young Children: Developmental Theory as a Guide.

Dr. John A. Calicchia began at Bridgewater in 1993 in the Department of Counselor Education where he served as a faculty member, Graduate Program Coordinator and Department Chair before joining the Psychology Department in the Fall of 2007. He has taught a variety of courses including applied pre-adolescent counseling, research methods, and legal and ethical issues. Over the past 20 years, his research and clinical practice have focused mainly on children and adolescence and Dr. Calicchia has an eclectic array of peer-reviewed articles, presentations, and a co-authored book. Dr. Calicchia is a Licensed Psychologist/Health Service Provider in the state of Massachusetts and has special training in child and adolescent psychology. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology at McLean Hospital and served as a Child & Adolescent Psychologist at McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School.

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