Kathryn Miles

The official blog for the author of SUPERSTORM: NINE DAYS INSIDE HURRICANE SANDY.

I’m really pleased to be a new columnist for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.  My doctoral work was focused on cognitive development, so in a way I feel like I’m coming home.  My first column, published yesterday, delves into theories of risk: why we take the chances we do, and what’s at stake each time we make a …

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  On the evening of September 3, 1821, the seemingly impossible became real: a Category 2 hurricane collided head-on with New York City. Already the country’s most populated city, New York had also just become the first to surpass a population of 100,000. The results of the Great September Gale were devastating: it filled cellars …

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