About Malinda

Malinda Jo Muzi has been a college professor for more than 50 years. Her specialties include child development, lifespan development, and parenting. Her textbooks: Psychology: A Biographical Approach, The Child Through Time and Transition, and The Experience of Parenting has been used in college classrooms across the country. Her advise has been featured in Family Circle and Parent's magazine. Her recent book Your Kids, Their Lives: A Parent's Guide to Raising happy, Competent, Caring Children is available on Amazon in book or e-book format. Her novel, Invisible Loyalties, is available on Amazon. 

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Psychology: A Biographical Approach, explores introductory psychology through the lives of actual people, both alive and dead, whose years have been filled with triumphs and tragedies, hope and despair, desire and love, loyalty and betrayal, and all the other elements of everyday human existence.  Though the lives of Hemingway, Shakespeare, Charles Darwin, Rachel Carson and others, readers will learn how emotion, motivation, psychopathology, learning and other psychological principles determine our lives.

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Invisble Loyalties

Who would execute a little old Jewish lady in the parking lot of Saks? When Miriam Lavin is found shot to death after a Friday night of shopping, the case falls to three police officers in Lower Merion, a wealthy suburb of Philadelphia. The lead investigator is William Sutor, a middle-aged, never-married police lieutenant of German descent, living with his father, a rabid anti-Semite. Sutor is assisted by Rhonda Robinson, an ambitious African-American detective intent on moving up in the predominately male, white force, and Colin McKendrick, a reluctant cop who hides his discontent under a macho exterior. When Sutor falls in love with the primary murder suspect, Jewish literature professor Melanie Marconi, their affair interferes with the pursuit of justice. As evidence mounts against Melanie, the conflict between personal and professional conduct threatens to unravel the case and destroy Sutor’s career. Invisible Loyalties is a tale of family betrayal as well as one of friendship and love between people of different ethnic backgrounds and family experiences.

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