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The Mister Rogers Effect

7 Secrets to Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others from America’s Beloved Neighbor

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In this uplifting and informative book, Dr. Anita Knight Kuhnley shows us how to use the transformative psychological principles that Mister Rogers masterfully employed to make a difference in our own neighborhoods.


Mister Rogers invited us to be our best selves with his unwavering gaze on what was good in everyone he met.

– Dr. Anita knight kuhnley

Licensed Professional Counselor, Author, & Professor

Dr. Anita Kuhnley

Dr. Anita Knight Kuhnley is associate professor of counseling at Regent University. Kuhnley has worked as head counselor of a faith-based substance abuse facility, served as a counselor at a women’s community center, and directed a college counseling center. She is a popular conference speaker for the American Association of Christian Counselors and a blogger for the American Counseling Association. She lives in Virginia.

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Tim Clinton, President of American Association of Christian Counselors:

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You can find this resource here from Kona Publishing.

This study guide is designed as a companion guide for the graduate student seeking to navigate the challenging terrain of research methods and program evaluation course work. The images, examples, and compelling writing style bring this text to life and make studying research compelling and engaging.

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You can find this book here with the American School Counselors' Resource Series.

This text is published by the American School Counseling Association, and is part of the School Counselor Resource Series. It has reproducible pages and can be used to facilitate activities to help students overcome test anxiety and/or math anxiety.


Mister Rogers offered hope of a safe world for the young child in all of us.

– Dr. Anita knight kuhnley