Mary Lamia, PhD, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst who practices in Kentfield, California. She is also a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Extending psychological knowledge to the public has been her endeavour for 30 years. 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. She is the author of the 2011 Magination Press book Understanding Myself.
Gold Medal Winner, Family Choice Awards
"A veteran and highly respected psychologist, Dr. Mary Lamia takes her readers on an important educational and illuminating understanding not only of their own emotions but those of others with whom they interact. A practical and useful, lucid book that helps to unlock many of the mysteries and vexing challenges of emotions and their effect on us and, perhaps most important of all, the wisdom of how best to deal with them."--Michael Krasny, Host, KQED-FM "Forum" program, San Francisco, and Professor of English at San Francisco State University
"As a teenager in high school, I am exposed to a full range of emotions at any give time, and Lamia's book helps me make sense of those feelings...You can pick up Emotions! and read any chapter on its own and find it really beneficial."--Alex Jekowsky, High School Student, Happiness Blogger, and Aspiring Psychologist
"Understandable, concise, and informative, this book is a great one for teens to have on reference to fully understand any and all emotions they might be feeling. It provides an anatomical overview of how emotions affect teens physiologically as well as delves into social situations that are prevalent in teen life."--Lena Felton, High School Student
"An extensively researched book chock-full of interesting facts and studies. From the beginning, it is very clear and it lucidly defines the plethora of terms surrounding this complex topic."--Henry Kinder, High School Student
"Written in lucid prose, readers will feel as if they are engaged in a conversation with Dr. Lamia. Readers of this book will learn to use their own emotions wisely."--Mardi Horowitz, M.D., Distinguished professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
"Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings would be a welcome addition to anyone's family library and a great resource for navigating teenage emotional development."--Power of Moms