Background and Overview
Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a psychology professor, TEDx speaker, and former school psychologist who applies positive psychology to facilitate personal growth and transformational change.
Her psychology blog and TEDx Talk (both called Thriving Under Pressure) were created in response to rising levels of student stress and anxiety. The purpose of both is to help individuals develop coping skills in fun, educational, and uplifting ways.
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Professional Designation and Education
Dr. Dinardo received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Western University. Afterward, she completed the post-doc internship and exam requirements of the College of Psychologists to become a fully registered psychologist (C. Psych.) in the province of Ontario, Canada.
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As a registered psychologist specializing in school and counselling psychology, she spent 18 years working with students, educators, and their families. She retired from her psychologist practice in 2016 to dedicate more time to psychology teaching, speaking, and writing.
AERA New Researcher Award
Dr. Dinardo is the recipient of the Robert J. Menges New Researcher Award from the AERA Special Interest Group on Faculty Teaching, Evaluation, and Development for her doctoral research: An experimental analysis of the effects of teacher enthusiasm on student attention, motivation, and learning.
Psychology teaching positions include Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) with St. Clair College and the University of Windsor, and the B.E.d Diploma in Technological Studies at the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor.
Dr. Dinardo also taught for a number of years in the psychology department at Western University while pursuing her Ph.D. in school and counselling psychology.
Dr. Andrea has been speaking professionally for 25 years on a number of psychology topics, including:
- Stress and Anxiety Regulation
- Resilience and Mental Health
- Energy and Time Management
- Strength Based Leadership
- Peak Performance and Flow
- Thriving Under Pressure
- Social and Emotional Intelligence
- Enhancing Motivation for Change
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Dr. Dinardo’s psychology textbooks with McGraw-Hill Ryerson were published in 2009 and 2012. The most recent edition of Essentials was published in 2016.
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Magazines and Media
Dr. Dinardo also writes psychology articles for The Drive magazine. Topics include mental health, wellness, stress, resilience, and positive psychology.
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She has also been interviewed by several publications and media outlets. Including Psychology Today, CBC Television, CTV News, Flare Magazine, The Drive Magazine, What She Said Radio, FM 105.9 The Region, Blast the Radio, Glow Magazine, 107.7 Pulse FM, and AM 800 CKLW.
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Psychology Resources & Links:
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