Kendra Cherry is an author and educator with over a decade experience helping students make sense of psychology. She is the author of the Everything Psychology Book (2nd Edition) and she has published thousands of articles on diverse topics in psychology including personality, social behavior, child therapy, research methods, and much more.
As a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist, Kendra helped children suffering from emotional disturbances to overcome maladaptive behaviors. Utilizing behavioral, cognitive, and socialization strategies, she helped her young clients cope with family relationships, peer interactions, aggression, social skills, and academic difficulties. She currently works as a freelance science writer, educational consultant, and speaker focused on helping students learn about and enjoy psychology. Her work has been referenced by numerous media outlets and publications including The New York Times, CNN, Psychology Today, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and The Guardian.
Kendra Cherry has a Master of Science in Education from Boise State University, with a primary research interest in educational psychology. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Idaho State University, with additional coursework in chemical addictions and case management.
By Kendra Cherry:
"Psychology is a rich and varied subject that can stimulate theoretical questions while at the same time offering practical applications in almost all areas of everyday life. If you have ever wondered why people do the things they do, how they become who they are, or what factors influence how people develop, psychology can offer insight and answers. Whether you are a psychology major or a student taking an introductory course in the subject, my goal is to provide useful information and resources to further your understanding and appreciation of psychology."