Hara Estroff Marano is an author, journalist and editor. She has been observing and writing about human behavior for most of her professional life, for the past 17 years as Editor in Chief and Editor-at-Large of Psychology Today. She has written for many other publications as well, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Smithsonian, New York magazine, and the Ladies Home Journal, and her articles have been reprinted widely. She writes a regular advice column for Psychology Today called Unconventional Wisdom. She is the author of two previous books, the most recent on the social development of children, "Why Doesn't Anybody Like Me?": A Guide to Raising Socially Confident Kids (HarperCollins, 1998).
In 2001, she created Psychology Today's Blues Buster, a print newsletter that was the first publication to identify and document the mental health crisis on America's college campuses. As a result of her reporting she was invited to join the groundbreaking Bringing Theory to Practice Project. Funded by the Engelhard Foundation, it seeks to advance student engagement in learning and civic service as natural means of countering the epidemic of depression and other disorders of disconnection so widespread on American college campuses today. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Haifa in Israel.