Mariana Bockarova


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 ...

Assertive Over Polite

Navigating conflicts in the workplace …can be amongst the most cumbersome and stressful events that take part in one’s professional life. The reasons for this a...
find your purpose through logotherapy


Over the past two years, I have taught a variant of the course ‘Psychology of Relationships’ at the University of Toronto. What makes it amongst the most interesting course topics I have had the pleasure of teaching is the stories that studen...
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.