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Hara Estroff Marano
Editor-at-Large
Psychology Today
Hara Estroff Marano is Editor-at-Large of Psychology Today magazine. An award-winning writer, she has contributed to many other publications as well, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Smithsonian, New York magazine, and The Wilson Quarterly, to name a few. She writes a regular advice column for Psychology Today called Unconventional Wisdom, is a columnist for an international edition of Marie-Claire, and blogs for Psychology Today.

She is the author of three books. The most recent, A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting (Broadway, 2008), looks at the culture of overparenting and how it threatens the initiative, creativity, independence, and resilience that have long distinguished American culture.

She is also a member of the advisory board of the Bringing Theory to Practice Project, which seeks to advance student engagement in learning and civic service as a natural means of countering the epidemic of depression and other disorders of disconnection so widespread on American college campuses today. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Haifa in Israel.

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