Sherri W. Fisher

Change your life for the better – and a future student’s life as well

Would you like more of what works well in your work, your family, and your life? Get it delivered right to your computer! Positive Psychology is the study of what works well. Learn from some of the world’s top practitioners in the field of positive psychology with an important webinar series. Over 30 graduates from the...
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How to Criticize for Positive Results: Really!

Yesterday a 20-something client of mine who I’ll call Allison arrived at the office in tears. Her boss at the retail establishment where she works had called her out in front of a customer. It was not just embarrassing but confusing for the young woman since the supervisor ended her criticism by saying, “I’m just...
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100 Nights of Snuggling

Are you getting in enough bedtime reading with your children? Don’t let the busyness of your family and work-life separate you from the wonders of snuggling up–with your child(ren) and a good book. One of the best things that you can do with your children is to read bedtime stories together. There are many, many...
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The Effort Myth and Cheating

Plagiarism, cheating, and other academic dishonesty are rightly taken very seriously by schools and universities.  The problem is not new, of course, though plagiarism is easier in a digital world. Students often don’t make the connection between using information (which is what they do with apps and the internet quite seamlessly) and being academically dishonest....
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Beating Procrastination: Make the Last Minute Happen Sooner

Almost everyone (even you!) procrastinates about something. People even claim that they do their best work under the stress of the last minute. Procrastination is a workable and even adaptive strategy when tasks require just a few steps, only basic skills, when the stakes are low, and when the need for depth of processing is...
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Should You Blow Their Cover?

You probably know someone who needs a Mindset Makeover. They may have developed highly adaptive energy shields. These adaptations make it possible for them to hide, operating “under the radar” where they think their difficulties will not be spotted by others. People who fly under the radar, however, may be missing out on growth and...
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