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Dr. Bernardo J. Carducci

Bernardo CarducciDr. Bernardo J. Carducci (Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1981) has taught at IUS for the past 31 years.  Dr. Carducci is a full professor of psychology and Director of the Shyness Research Institute at Indiana University Southeast and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

He is the author of The Pocket Guide to Making Successful Small Talk: How to Talk to Anyone Anytime Anywhere About Anything (1999, Pocket Guide Publishing), an easy-to-use summary of the techniques for mastering the art of conversation; Shyness: A Bold New Approach (2000, HarperCollins), a popular-press book offering strategies for controlling shyness in adults and children, which has been translated into six different languages; The Shyness Breakthrough: A No-Stress Plan to Help Your Shy Child Warm Up, Open Up, and Join the Fun (2003, Rodale), a parent-guided program for helping children of all ages to develop critical social skills; The Shyness Workbook: 30 Days to Dealing Effectively with Shyness (2005, Research Press), a concise, self-directed program for helping shy adults help themselves to develop a personalized plan for understanding and managing their shyness; The Shyness Workbook for Teens (with Teesue H. Fields, 2007, Research Press), a self-guided program for teens to help them gain control over their shyness, and The Psychology of Personality: Viewpoints, Research, and Applications, 2nd ed. (2009, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers), a college-level textbook.

In addition to his multiple appearances on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and other national and international media services, including the BBC, Professor Carducci's writings and advice have been featured in such diverse sources as Psychology Today, U.S. News and World Report, USA Weekend Magazine, Vogue, Allure, YM, TWA Ambassador Magazine, Glamour, JET, Parenting Magazine, WebMD, MSNBC.COM, Walking Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Essence, Child Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Patents, Redbook, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, First for Women Magazine, The Futurist, Entrepreneur, Fitness Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, to name just a few.