Hostos Professor Linda Anderson, Ph.D., is one of three authors and clinical psychologists whose upcoming book, Silent Agreements:  How Unspoken Expectations Ruin Our Relationships, has been released internationally by Crown Publishing Group.

The book was years in the making and explores how unexpressed assumptions influence and very often damage our relationships and what we can do about it. Dr. Anderson wrote the book with Sonia Banks and Michelle Owens-Patterson.

Silent Agreements aims to help readers define the silent expectations in their lives by supplying the tools needed to work towards healthier communication. Readers will learn more about their own motivations and how to dismantle beliefs that undermine them. With guidelines and advice on how to have productive conversations about sex, money, commitment, family, the workplace, and health, readers will learn how to break the silence and resolve land-mine issues in their lives.

Dr. Anderson has been a longstanding professor of psychology in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department at Hostos. During her tenure she has also taught as a Visiting Adjunct Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University as well as Visiting Faculty at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She is also a Cross-Divisional Consulting Psychologist for the Dalton School.

Dr. Anderson graduated from Boston University with a double major in Spanish Language/Literature and Psychology and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University.

You can pre-order Silent Agreements:  How Unspoken Expectations Ruin Our Relationships online HERE or in bookstores courtesy of Rodale Books on May 7, 2019).

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for a half-century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.

Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.