Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein - Harvard & Happiness

Harvard psychologist Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein shares her life story and what we can do to access faith as a superpower.

Why I wanted to interview Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein

One of the reasons why I created The Psychology Podcast was because I wanted to learn personally from the best psychologists in the world and share my discoveries directly with you. Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein knows a thing or two about being the best, she graduated summa cum laude from Duke University and received her M.A in Psychology from Harvard University.

Attending Harvard University is still on my dream bucket list, and I was curious what it feels like to study in the William James Hall in Cambridge, so I reached out to Dr. Rubenstein and asked her.

Besides her outstanding achievements as a psychologist, Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein wrote a book about her work with childhood cancer survivors, the lessons she learned from that time concern every human being who was ever confronted with suffering.

What is this episode about?

  • Dr. Rubensteins morning routine
  • Why she became a psychologist
  • What happiness is for her
  • Her advice to an aspiring psychologists
  • What she learned from working with childhood cancer survivors
  • Her favorite books
  • What it’s like to study at Harvard University

Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein
Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein is a writer and a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents and adults. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Duke University, graduating summa cum laude and received a M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami.Dr. Rubenstein also published the book “Perseverance” which is about her work with childhood cancer survivors.
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