Daryl Van Tongeren, associate professor of psychology, told Newsweek that when someone sets boundaries, they are thinking of what they and the people they love need in a difficult situation.
Hoping to help Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner feel more like Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” than a cage fight even though your relative has started talking politics? Want to keep things civil when your co-worker brings up religion? Looking for an all-year approach to life that combines increased confidence with increased kindness? Then “Humble” by Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren of the Hope College psychology faculty may be the book for you.
With a conversational approach and bite-sized chapters, “How Do We Know Ourselves?” by psychologist Dr. David Myers of the Hope College faculty makes it easy to find psychology’s answers to questions ranging from why we misinterpret song lyrics to why it can be so difficult to change someone else’s — or one’s own — opinion.