Patrick Timpone

Dr. Mary Lamia, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst

If you’re the parent of a teen or pre-teen, this is a show for you. Teens often struggle with emotional highs and lows, yet few realize those very feelings could be the keys their success this coming school year. According to clinical psychologist Mary Lamia, Ph.D., “Knowing how to interpret and respond to emotions gives teens an advantage academically, socially, and personally.”

Dr. Lamia, author of the new book EMOTIONS! Making Sense of Your Feelings (American Psychological Association/Magination Press, August 2012), helps teens understand how emotions inform them, affect the decisions they make, and motivate them to reach their goals. Here are ten fascinating (often surprising) ways emotions can guide teens to succeed this year:

• Focusing on feelings instead of details may lead to better quality decision making for certain complex decisions.

• Anxiety can improve creativity, productivity, and the quality of your work.

• In competitive situations, fear can interfere with success if it causes you to change your strategy.

• When focusing on reading material for a test, pay attention to unappealing sentences.

• People who bully do not have low self-esteem; however, they are very shame-prone.

• Guilt helps you to maintain your relationships.

• Showing the pride you have in achievements can help you socially.

• Lonely people look for sources of acceptance in facial expressions.

• Venting anger doesn’t help you.

• Your friend’s embarrassing behavior won’t reflect on you.

Emotions contribute significantly to our intelligence and our ability to navigate through our life. Incorporating the latest psychological research, Dr. Lamia helps teens gain powerful insight into this often misunderstood, tumultuous apect of themselves.

Dr. Mary Lamia is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who works with adults, teens and children in Marin County, California, and a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She is the author of Understanding Myself: A Kid’s Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings, the co-author of The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself From Your Need to Rescue Others, and she blogs for For nearly a decade she hosted a weekly call-in talk show, KidTalk with Dr. Mary on Radio Disney stations, and her opinion has been sought in hundreds of television, radio, and print media interviews and discussions.

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