Hara Estroff Marano is an author, journalist and editor who,
although not a trained psychologist herself has been Editor-at-Large of Psychology Today
for the past 15 years, in addition to writing for
many other publications such as The New York Times and The Smithsonian.
She writes a regular advice column for Psychology Today called "Unconventional
Wisdom" and is the author of A Nation of Wimps and two previous books, the most recent on the social
development of children, Why Doesn't Anybody Like Me?: A Guide to Raising
Socially Confident Kids (1998).
In 2001, she created Psychology Today's "Blues Buster", a print newsletter that
was the first publication to identify and document the mental health crisis on
America's college campuses. As a result of her reporting she was invited to join
the groundbreaking Bringing Theory to Practice Project. Funded by the Engelhard
Foundation, it seeks to advance student engagement in learning and civic service
as natural means of countering the epidemic of depression and other disorders of
disconnection so widespread on American college campuses today. She is also a
member of the Board of Governors of the University of Haifa in Israel.
The mother of two grown sons, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.
This biography was last updated on 08/14/2011.
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