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Boss to deliver 2022 Harding Distinguished Lecture

Pauline Boss will deliver the 2022 Harding Distinguished Lecture at 7:15 p.m. April 19 in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the South Dakota State University campus. She will discuss her book, “The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change.”
Boss is a professor emerita at the University of Minnesota, a fellow in the American Psychological Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a former president of the National Council on Family Relations.
While the event is open to the public and free, one must have a ticket to attend. To obtain a ticket, visit and enter “HDL” as the presale code.
Boss’s book says anxiety during the pandemic is a normal response to an abnormal situation of losses. She will define ambiguous loss, why it matters and how to cope with it. She will also discuss new ways of thinking and six guidelines to strengthen resilience for living with the uncertainty of unanswered questions.
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