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Retired Psychology Professor, Second Career as Travel Writer and Crisis Psychologist in World's Trauma Zones


Wayne P. Anderson, Ph.D., a Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Missouri, is presently: 1. a correspondent and travel writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune, 2. an Adjunct Professor, Columbia College Criminal Justice Program teaching a master's level course in Crisis Management.  3. He continues to teach an honors course in Understanding Human Sexuality a UMC.  He has recently retired after 15 years as a team member of the International Center for Psychosocial Trauma training teachers, physicians and mental health workers in trauma zones.  For 32 years he was a professor of psychology, Psychology Department and Counseling Psychologist, Counseling Center, UMC. 


Birth Place: Alfred, ND U.S.A.

Accomplishments: Numerous teaching awards at UMC: Jamestown College Hall of Fame (Jamestown, ND): Humanitarian Award, International Center for Psychosocial Trauma.


Travels Into Our Past: America's Living History Museums by Wayne P. Anderson
This new anthology offers a diverse and lively selection of stories that highlight public historical attractions from coast to coast....


The Changing Face of Sex by Wayne P. Anderson
This book presents the latest information on human sexuality, including topics such as homosexuality, abortion, rape, and marriage and gender issues....


Offbeat Travel: Exploring the unexpected and mysterious by Wayne P. Anderson
Come join me in exploring some offbeat places. Descend with me into a catacomb in Plaermo where 8,000 bodies, dressed in their finest, await to be the first to welcome Christ's return or the underground city of Seattle that for years had been forgotten....


Christina's Saga: From Norway to Dakota Territory by Wayne P. Anderson
A heartwarming story based on the life of Christina Gunnerson. After adventures mixed with hardships during her early years in Norway, she suddenly lost her father and older brother. At the age of 19 she journeyed by herself to America to carve out a better life. One of the few women homesteaders she faced many challenges on the unforgiving prairie....


Short Stories

Christina: Cabin Fever
 by Wayne P. Anderson
Homestaders trapped in their homes by storms sometimes developed cabin fever, a state where they hallucinated scenes that were not there....

Christina meets the Lapps
 by Wayne P. Anderson
This is a chapter from my novel Christina about my imigrant grandmother....


The Mummies of Palermo
 by Wayne P. Anderson
Fully dressed, preserved bodies of 8000 Italians of 17 and 18th centurys are on display in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo. ...

The Changing Face of Sex
 by Wayne P. Anderson
I will have a new book out in December based on my observations of 45 years as a sex therapist, researcher and instructor. ...

Beggars of India
 by Wayne P. Anderson
On a six week train ride through India I noticed the different approaches to begging....

Hostage Situations
 by Wayne P. Anderson
This is a summation of what I learned about hostage situations as a consultant to law enforcement agencies....

Chinese Ghosts
 by Wayne P. Anderson
On two visits to China I learned about their belief in ghosts and how to keep them under control....

Chechnya/Russia Conflict
 by Wayne P. Anderson
As a member of a trauma team I had the opportunity to work with both Russian and Chechen professionals and was given some insights into the conflict between the two groups. This material originally ap...


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Working the Trauma Zones
This includes stories I've written for the Columbia Daily Tribune on my adventures in trauma zones such as Bosnia, Palestine and Sri Lanka.

Venture Bound
These are stories about Indian museums and sites in the U.S. and South America. More recent stories have been about Presidential Museums.

Sampling the World's Attractions
I have traveled rather widely throughout the world and these are stories about my experiences in foreign countries.
Contact Information

Columbia   MO   65203   U.S.A.
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