College Confidential

College Confidential

What all freshman (and their parents) should know about entering higher ed.

How Parents Can Prepare Kids

By Wanda Behrens-Horrell L.C.S.W., N.C.P
Help your child start school on the right foot.

Depression on Campus

By Hara Estroff Marano
A variety of stresses fuel a growing trend for students.

An Open Letter to College Freshmen

By Mitchell M Handelsman Ph.D.
How to think straight about college.

50 Tips for College Students

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Make your experience more fun and satisfying.

6 Tips On How To Be A Smart And Successful Graduate Student

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
It's simple but not easy to be a success in graduate school. Here's good advice

How to Be Ultra Productive — 10 Tips for Mastering Your Time Now

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
The key to time management is self management

Two Words to Remember when You Start College:Self Regulation

By Thomas G Plante Ph.D., ABPP
You'll do better at college if you remind yourself of self-regulation theory!

Off to College, Off to Party, Off to Drink and Drink and...

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
10 Precautionary Steps Parents Can Take

Parents of College Freshmen: Don't Let Go Too Fast!

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Letting go may not always help your college student.

7 Simple Ways to Cut Your College Costs

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How to get the most bang for your educational buck

How To Meet People At Parties: 7 Icebreakers

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Shyness, especially at college and in the first years after, can be conquered.

Preparing Your Child for College: One Professor's Perspective

By Michael W Austin
Ways to help your child succeed in college, and in life.

5 Ways Higher Education Transforms Lives

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
The benefits of a highly-educated population

Depression Can Be Contagious For College Roommates

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Negative thinking styles can be contagious among close friends

"Nonconsensual Sex": A Rape By Any Other Name

By Peg Streep
Is sexual violence a crime or a failed negotiation?

6 Life-Altering Lessons Learned in College

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
It's not the lectures you recall years after you graduate.

Choosing a College When Mental Health Is an Issue

By Fletcher Wortmann
There are things I wish my college counselor had told me.

Over-Parenting Can Make Kids Helpless

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
‘Good’ versus ‘good-enough’ parenting