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When Being Called “Incredibly Good” Is Bad for Children

Parents and other adults heap the highest praise on those children who are most likely to be hurt by the compliments: children with low self-esteem. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

C. Nathan DeWall and David G. Myers discuss how our decisions about relationships are more logical than we might think, and examine whether low self-esteem fuels depression.

Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of research or topic in […] More>


Boosting Self-Worth Can Counteract Cognitive Effects of Poverty

For people in poverty, remembering better times — such as past success — improves cognitive functioning and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services. ... More>


When Praise Hurts: The Psychology Of Gushing

Search the Internet for “101 Ways to Praise a Child” and you’ll find a poster–actually many variations of a single poster. Some are available to download, or if you want […]... More>


Touch May Alleviate Existential Fears for People With Low Self-Esteem

Research shows that people with low self-esteem, who tend not to see their lives as particularly meaningful, might benefit from touch when confronting existential fears. ... More>