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Myrna Shure

Myrna Shure, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology
Office: Stratton 219
Phone: 215.553.7120

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Myrna B. Shure, PhD, a developmental psychologist is the best-selling author of Raising a Thinking Child: Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others. This book and Raising a Thinking Preteen are Parents’ Choice Award Winners. Her most recent book, Thinking Parent, Thinking Child helps families turn their most challenging problems into solutions.

Her pioneering research on violence prevention and problem solving for children, as well as her I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) series for schools, has earned her numerous national awards and recognition from national organizations such as the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Mental Health Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the American Federation of Teachers. In addition, the American Psychological Association has recognized Professor Shure’s ICPS program as well as Raising a Thinking Child for research with practical applications that makes a difference in people’s lives.

Myrna Shure was a recipient of the Psychology in the Media Award, Pennsylvania Psychological Association for her contributions of psychology to the media. In recognition for her parlaying three decades of scientific research into a prevention program that teaches children how to think and resolve problems, and her contributions to teachers and families through her books and two multi-part radio series on WHYY-FM radio (local NPR, Philadelphia), she was a recipient of a Sarah Award in the category of Education from the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in Communications. In addition, she has been a weekly columnist about parenting for the Philadelphia Daily News. Professor Shure has also been a regular guest expert for Early Childhood Today, e-version, published by Scholastic, and professor of psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.