"Dr. Bonior applies her scholarly eye and trademark wit to the daunting task of boiling down hundreds of years of research and theorizing on human behavior into concise, readable summaries of key concepts and influential experiments."
Dave Haaga, Ph.D., Department Chair and Professor of Psychology, American University
Why do we do the things we do, think the thoughts we think, and feel the ways that we feel? Dr. Andrea Bonior looks at the biggest names, ideas, and studies in the history of psychology and translates their meaning to everyday situations and relationships.
For over fifteen years, Dr. Andrea Bonior has helped people discover what makes them tick, and how that can drive them toward living their best lives. A psychologist, professor, columnist, and author, she has a particular passion for speaking, and she helps connect audiences large and small to their inner spark, fueling their energy and their relationships with the people around them. Using sound psychological principles derived from her clinical practice and her years of serving on the faculty of Georgetown, her goal with every group is to make tomorrow be better than today. Her most popular talks involve work-life balance, relationships, happiness, motivation, and productivity.
In addition to her speaking and teaching, Dr. Bonior maintains a private psychotherapy practice outside of Washington, DC, and has written the column "Baggage Check" for the Washington Post Express for more than ten years. She is a media commentator who frequently appears on television and in magazines, and her book The Friendship Fix (St. Martin's Press) came out in 2011. She also writes Psychology Today's "Friendship 2.0" blog. Dr. Bonior lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and three children.
"A clinical psychologist cleanly dissects friendships in a surprisingly entertaining manner. In her debut, Bonior (Psychology/Georgetown Univ.) dispenses smart advice, flush with wit and sarcasm, aimed at women grappling with their relationships ...taken from clinical to fabulous."