Anxiety as an Engine of Task Completion. You say Anxiety is our friend. Can you explain?

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Mary Lamia (Author, Psychologist & Professor at The Wright Institute)

Mary Lamia offers her philosophy that anxiety is a major motivator and that instead of trying to get rid of it we should understand it and make it work on our behalf. She explains the different types of anxiety that humans deal with and how anxiety can motivate individuals to accomplish goals in order to save face or from fear of failure.


About Author

Mary Lamia

Author, Psychologist & Professor at The Wright Institute

Dr. Mary Lamia is a psychologist and professor in the doctoral program of the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Her career-long passion for encouraging emotional awareness is exemplified by her books, including the latest one 'What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success'. Her blog posts for Psychology Today and Therapy Today websites illustrate her endeavor to convey an understanding of emotion and its significant role in who we become.

Interviewed By

Vanessa Tyler

Vanessa Tyler

Sarder TV Journalist, and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Anchor

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