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

Mary Lamia, psychologist, psychoanalyst, author, and a professor at Wright Institute, talks with Sarder TV correspondent, Vanessa Tyler, about her life and her motivation for choosing her present career. She talks about how career choice is tied to our pasts. Lamia goes through her early work life which started at age twelve working at an auto wrecking yard on weekends and after school. According to Lamia, she learned early on that she loved listening to people and being able to help them.


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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