Dr. Pauline Wallin
- I'm a clinical psychologist in Camp Hill, Pa., and author of the book, "Taming Your Inner Brat: A Guide for Transforming Self-defeating Behavior." For more than 35 years I've been helping people figure out how to get unstuck and find joy again. Locally I work with individuals, couples, families and businesses. I also aim to help folks worldwide through speaking and writing, including this blog. The most rewarding aspect of my work is to see people recognize their own strengths and resilience. That's when real and positive change takes hold--and sticks. As president of the Media Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, my goal is to bring to light the many ways in which psychology can improve your life. Sometimes a small tweak can make a huge difference!
Posts by Dr. Pauline Wallin:
Just when life seems to be going smoothly, something happens to throw us for a loop – an accident, chronic illness, financial setback or a relationship breakup, to name a few.
These are the types of events that we cannot fully prepare for. But fortunately most of us have what it takes to deal with them.
It’s …[Read More]
Have you ever started on a self-improvement program, but given up out of discouragement at your slow progress?
A recent study on consumer behavior may have the answer. Researchers Minjung Koo and Ayelet Fishbach studied people’s motivation to return to a coffee shop when they were given a loyalty card (one that is stamped or hole-punched …[Read More]
Holiday parties are a mixed bag. On the one hand, there’s usually lots of good food and drinks. On the other hand there’s the chit-chat, which can be uncomfortable, especially if you’re not used to talking with people you don’t know very well.
It’s not that you lack conversational skills. After all, you can probably talk …[Read More]
Sending kids off to summer camp is emotionally tough on parents, even if it’s not your first time. It’s normal to be concerned about your children’s physical and emotional well being. But excessive worrying is unproductive and stressful.
Not that you should ignore possible difficulties. However, dwelling on them only makes you feel more helpless. In …[Read More]