Kendra Cherry

Kendra Cherry

Author, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist, Educator

Expertise

Psychology, Child Psychology, Personality, Research

Education

Boise State University, Idaho State University

Highlights

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.

— Kendra Cherry

Experience

Kendra Cherry, MS, is an author and educator with more than 15 of years 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 mental health, personality, social behavior, child therapy, intelligence, research methods, and much more.

As a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist, Kendra utilized behavioral, cognitive, and socialization strategies to help her young clients cope with family relationships, peer interactions, aggression, social skills, and academic difficulties. 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.

She is also the founder of Explore Psychology, an educational website that offers study guides and resources for psychology students.

Education

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 substance use and case management.

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