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Experts in Psychology

expert-dboccioDana E. Boccio

Dr. Dana E. Boccio, assistant professor, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

Boccio came to Derner after four years at St. John’s University. She is teaching in the school psychology master’s program. Dr. Boccio has a BA, an MA and a PhD in psychology from Hofstra University. She has worked as a school psychologist in West Babylon, New York, and her research interests lie in the areas of adolescent suicide risk assessment and ethical issues in the profession of school psychology.

expert-bornsteinRobert F. Bornstein

Dr. Robert F. Bornstein, professor

His research focuses on personality dynamics, disorders and assessment. He is the co-author (with his wife) of When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care: The Complete Guide. He has extensive media experience and has discussed new strategies for caregiving on, been quoted on eldercare on, and quoted on nursing home care in Newsday, among others.

Susan Petry

Dr. Susan Petry, professor

Petry is a prolific author and expert in the field of facial perception, visual science and emotions. She attempts to determine what defines beauty and examine whether pulchritudinous people really do lead more charmed lives.


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