Vermont Psychology is a multimedia journal that reports on Vermont as seen through the eyes of students of psychology, those in an academic setting and those in the field and professions.

This e-journal is an open educational resource. None of the articles are copyrighted, and our contributing authors agree to  share freely their original work and thinking.

There are no experts here, we’re simply an informal conclave of Vermonters interested in creating a uniquely Vermont psychology. Why? Because we find psychology a useful tool with which to study, assess, and understand our children, our leaders, our common and distinct communities:

Vermont Children: How are our children faring? What challenges do they face that we didn’t? How can we better support their healthy development and psychological well-being?

Vermont Leaders: Who leads for Vermont and how are they improving the quality of our lives and the psychological health of our communities?

Vermont Communities:  What enriches community life in Vermont? Who’s at risk or marginalized and what’s being done about it? How do Vermonters cope and thrive?

 Vermont Corona: How has COVID19 affected Vermonters and our ways of life? What new challenges have we faced? Who’s leading in our local communities and what are they doing in response to the crisis?  How can we better support each other’s social and psychological well-being going forward?

These are the kinds of questions we’re asking, studying, and answering in the pages of this journal.

So welcome to Vermont Psychology — I hope you’ll find our articles interesting and useful.Mandatta Summer 18

— Robert Mandatta, Editor: