HARVEY P. MANDEL, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and Director of the Institute on Achievement and Motivation at York University, Ontario. He attended McGill University and the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he received his doctorate in clinical psychology. His other books include The Psychology of Underachievement and "Could Do Better": Why Children Underachieve and What to Do About It (both coauthored with Sander I. Marcus), available from Wiley.