Topic: Self-esteem

People with Self-Compassion Make Better Relationship Partners

Oct. 8, 2012

Practicing self-compassion not only makes individuals healthier and happier but also is a good predictor of healthy romantic relationships, according to a new study by University of Texas at Austin educational psychologists Kristin Neff and Tasha Beretvas.

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Educational psychologist says practicing self-compassion can relieve stress, improve relationships

Nov. 3, 2008

Try a Little Tenderness: This can be a touchy subject, especially for parents, but recent research cautions there's such a thing as too much self-esteem. Many child-rearing books now tentatively suggest it's not necessary for parents to lavish "good job, good job" on their five-year-old when he blows his nose on his sleeve. As it turns out, criminals, bullies and bigots often have high self-esteem.

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Feminist Scholar Naomi Wolf Challenges Unrealistic Standards of Beauty at Symposium

Jan. 30, 2008

EVENT: Naomi Wolf, leading feminist scholar and bestselling author of "The Beauty Myth," will be the keynote speaker at the "Defining Beauty" symposium, sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership and Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. Wolf will discuss "Beauty and Self-Esteem in Society: Freeing Ourselves and the Next Generation."

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Work of psychologist featured in Washington Post

Dec. 13, 2007
Work of psychologist featured in Washington Post

Social psychologist William B. Swann once had a group of married people evaluate their spouses even as their spouses evaluated them. People with high self-esteem, the psychologist found, felt closer to their partners when they received positive evaluations.

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