Research shows that we all have a strong and perennial need for self – esteem – that is, to think that we are valuable, that we are loved and approved. Students are not immune to this need. Because of the importance given by society, parents or teachers to academic success, students who face academic difficulties and failures see their self-esteem threatened. […] … learn more→
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Self-esteem and academic difficulties, a vicious circle?
What’s not to like? Instagram’s trial to hide the number of ‘likes’ could save users’ self-esteem
Instagram is running a social media experiment in Australia and elsewhere to see what happens when it hides the number of likes on photos and other posts. If you have an Instagram account, you’ll get to see the numbers but your followers won’t – at least, not automatically. They will be able to click and […] … learn more→
Kids with low self-esteem respond worse to overpraise
Overly positive, inflated praise such as “terrific!”, “you did incredibly well!”, “perfect!” is very common in western countries. At first glance this might not seem a bad thing; heaping praise can only make people do better – right? Parents often give such praise to children with low self-esteem, in an effort to boost their esteem. […] … learn more→