Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Karin Anderson is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology and Counselor Education at Concordia University Chicago. She received her doctorate in developmental psychology from Northern Illinois University and has delivered a number of well-received presentations at national and international psychology conferences, covering issues such as identity development and family dynamics.
She first became interested in the psychology of women when she began to examine the complex emotions involved in her own engagement to be married. As she questioned her motivations for marriage, she pondered women's roles and options in the post-feminism era. How much had really changed? After months of internal conflict, she ended up calling off her wedding two months before it was to occur.
Back "out there" in the dating scene, she became keenly aware of the messages directed toward single women—messages that appeared disparaging and illogical, yet hailed from reliable sources such as the local bookstore's self-help section. Drawing on the data of other academic researchers and first-hand accounts of the many women she interviewed personally, Anderson wrote It Just Hasn't Happened Yet as an effort to provide a logical counter-message of encouragement. Practicing what she preaches, Anderson waited for the right guy and didn't meet him until age 40. A year later they were engaged and it finally "happened" for her.
A compelling teacher and speaker, Anderson speaks to groups on women's issues, single adulthood, developmental psychology, and family relationships.
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