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7. Self Esteem (Jan 28).pdf

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2310
Professor
Saba Safdar
Semester
Winter

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PSYC*2310▯ Tuesday, January 28, 2014▯ Self-Esteem▯ - - how you feel about yourself, sense of personal worth▯ - positive/negative▯ two roots:▯ - social feedback from others▯ - direct experience of efficacy (compare yourself to yourself [past, present])▯ - have you grown as an individual?▯ - is self esteem stable or fluctuate?▯ - stable, not going to drastically shift ▯ ▯ Enhancing Self-Esteem▯ - to increase our self-esteem, we engage in social comparison: ▯ - downward comparison: look down on others, who have not achieved as much as you have▯ - upward comparison: compare to someone who has achieved more than you, if they can do it, so can I▯ ▯ The Dark Side of Self-Esteem▯ - people whose inflated favourable self-esteem is threatened often react by putting other
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