Mariana Bockarova

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The 80/20 Rule

It’s an axiom known as the ‘Pareto principle’, named after the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who discovered that roughly 80% of the land in Italy was owned...
7 Components of Friendship

The 7 Components of Friendship

For the past three years, I have had the pleasure of teaching the course "Psychology of Relationships" to eager students yearning to learn about the nature of human relationships, and hopeful to glean some scientific insight into how to improve their...

Everyday Narcissism

The word 'narcissism' has become a staple in our everyday lexicon. It stems, of course, from the popular myth of Narcissus: A self-absorbed man who falls so de...

How To Nail An Interview

An Expert Explains   Job interviews can be amongst the most stressful experiences we have. From a psychological perspective, the nervousness makes sense:...

Body Language: More than Meets The Eye

As I sat at a small restaurant waiting for what would be a very late friend, I tried not to stare at the table next to me, bemused. Sitting to my left was a man and a woman, in their early 30s. They weren’t dressed quite the way one would expect two ...
Mariana Bockarova

Mariana Bockarova


Mariana holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University concentrated in Psychology and is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto. Her research explores narrative medicine and mental health.