Early Life and Educational Background
Shiner was born on July 27, 1968, in Johnstown, PA, and grew up primarily in Bethlehem, PA. After reading a children’s book on Freud for her seventh grade term paper, she promptly decided that she was going to become a psychologist. She attended Haverford College in Haverford, PA. During her first year in college, she saw the film 28 Up, an installment of a film series that has followed up a set of 14 British people every 7 years starting at age 7; she was riveted by seeing these people’s lives unfold and became deeply curious about how people’s personalities are maintained and change over time. After obtaining her B.A. in Psychology in 1990, she worked for 2 years with chronically mentally ill adults, first as a case manager and second as a research assistant. This work inspired her to want to better understand the life paths leading to wellness and psychological disorders. Shiner entered the Ph.D. program in psychology at the University of...
KeywordsPersonality Disorder Personality Development Mood Regulation Personality Pathology Secondary Interest
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