Veronika Tait

Veronika Tait is the proud mother of two little ones. She earned her PhD in Social Psychology at Brigham Young University and currently teaches psychology courses at two universities in Utah. When she’s not writing articles on, she’s reading psychology books, researching decision making, conducting Story Time at her local library, or volunteering with political groups.

The fear of failure can be overwhelming because–let’s face it–criticism and rejection are really tough, and few of us know how to deal with them well. One of my first years as a college professor, I taught a graduate-level course on Learning.  I ended the semester feeling like it was a great experience. Unfortunately, as student ratings came in, my optimism quickly dwindled. The following are excerpts from one of the students in that class:…