Dr. John Schinnerer

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Dr. John Schinnerer is in private practice helping individuals learn happiness by mitigating destructive emotions and fostering constructive emotions. His practice is located in the Danville-San Ramon Medical Center at 913 San Ramon Valley Blvd., #280, Danville, California 94526. He graduated summa cum laude from U.C. Berkeley with a Ph.D. in psychology. Dr. Schinnerer has been an executive and psychologist for over 10 years. Dr. John Schinnerer is President and Founder of Guide To Self (http://www.guidetoself.com), a company that coaches clients to their potential using the latest in positive psychology, mindfulness and attentional control. Dr. John Schinnerer hosted over 200 episodes of Guide To Self Radio, a prime time radio show, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Schinnerer is President of Infinet Assessment (http://www.InfinetAssessment.com), a psychological testing company to help firms select the best applicants. Dr. Schinnerer’s areas of expertise range from positive psychology, to emotional awareness, to moral development, to sports psychology. Dr. Schinnerer wrote the award-winning, “Guide To Self: The Beginner’s Guide To Managing Emotion and Thought,” which is available at Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and AuthorHouse.com.

The Positive Psychology of Music

02nd February 2009
Dr. John Schinnerer, Guide To Self, Inc. Positive psychology is the science behind the pursuit of a happy, meaningful, thriving life. Positive psychology has emerged at the beginning of a new millennium as a movement within psychology and other soc... Read >

Harvard Study Shows Happiness Has a Ripple Effect, Spills Over to Others

08th December 2008
By Dr. John L. Schinnerer Happiness is catching. Happiness spreads through friends, spouses, siblings and neighbors. There is a ripple effect whereby happiness extends widely through social networks, even between people who may not know one another. On... Read >

The Four Types of Anger - All You Ever Wanted to Know About Anger (But Were Too Furious to Ask!)

12th September 2008
Anger comes from the Latin word, angere, which means "to strangle." Anger strangles us on a number of different levels. It is the emotion which is probably the most familiar to the majority of us. A consistent finding in those who have low self-esteem, mi... Read >

Preventing Bullies from Becoming Prisoners - 60% of Bullies Will Have Conviction by Age 24

08th September 2008
Prevent Bullies Before They Become Prisoners: Sixty Percent of Bullies Have One Conviction by the Age 24 John Schinnerer, Ph.D. A ten-year-old boy is told repeatedly that he is a "weakling" and a "girly man," yelled at and teased in a tone of voice tinge... Read >

How Emotion Influences Purchasing - Negative Emotions Steer Consumer Choices Down Different Paths

19th June 2008
Most people like to enjoy the illusion that they are rational consumers. However, more and more studies are demonstrating the powerful impact that emotions play in buying decisions. In a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research, researchers found ... Read >