Taming Your Inner Brat

A Guide for Transforming Self-Defeating Behavior

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About The Book

Taming Your Inner Brat explores the inner brat in all of us, explaining its psychological roots in early childhood and why bratty thoughts, feelings, and behaviors persist. It also addresses social and cultural conditions that encourage the self-centeredness and sense of entitlement upon which the inner brat thrives.

About The Author

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Pauline Wallin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice. For the past twenty-six years she has helped hundreds of people understand and productively deal with self-defeating behavior patterns. She has worked with individuals, couples, families, and businesses. She has also served on the adjunct faculty of the University of Minnesota and Penn State University. Taming Your Inner Brat is her first book. Over the years she has written numerous columns and commentaries for newspapers, magazines, and on mental health Web sites. She is also a frequent speaker for community and business groups, and has been featured by local and regional television and radio stations on stories of psychological interest. For several years, she was the editor of the Pennsylvania Psychologist, a monthly publication. Most recently, she served as communications board chair of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and currently is the press release editor.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (November 8, 2011)
  • Length: 266 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451665048

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Raves and Reviews

"Pauline Wallin has written a wise and entertaining book that is a much-needed antidote to the prevailing tendency to indulge yourself...and blame your troubles on everyone else."

– — Roy F. Baumeister, PhD, coauthor of Your Own Worst Enemy

"Taming Your Inner Brat clearly shows its readers...how they can choose to curb their brattishness and self-defeating behavior."

– — Albert Ellis, PhD, Founder, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

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