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Study: Children with higher self-esteem who ‘age out’ of foster care able to cope with childhood emotional abuse

September 18, 2019

Children in foster care are in a better position to cope with childhood emotional abuse if they have…
Left out: researcher probes the pain of ostracism

February 25, 2019

The sad sensation of being left out inspires feelings of anger, sadness and revenge in humans – some…
Research Brief: Yoga linked to improved body satisfaction

November 21, 2018

Body dissatisfaction is highly prevalent among young adults and often leads to severe adverse health consequences, including disordered…
Weight loss success linked with active self-control regions of the brain

October 26, 2018

New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among…
How many teenagers deliberately hurt themselves and why do they do that?

October 11, 2017

Being a teenager is not easy by any means. Emotions, trying to fit in, thinking about the future…
Americans prefer to be the ‘big frog in a small pond’

July 3, 2017

Would you prefer to be a star student in a Top 100 school or a mediocre student in…
Friendship Group Influences Dating Violence Risk for Early-maturing Girls

May 19, 2017

Girls who go through puberty and develop physically earlier than their peers are at risk of low self-esteem…
Staking self-worth on the pursuit of money has negative psychological consequences

April 28, 2017

Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if…
People feel better about their job after a cosmetic surgery

February 10, 2017

What are the main effects of cosmetic face surgery? Nicer looks, better psychological health and self-esteem? Yes, but…
Frankly, do we give a damn…? Study finds links between swearing and honesty

January 17, 2017

It’s long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have…
Narcissism and high self-esteem are significantly different

February 12, 2016

We all have met them at least once in our lives. They are people who are convinced they…
Children’s self-esteem already established by age 5, new study finds

November 3, 2015

By age 5 children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to…
​Keeping food visible throughout the house is linked to obesity

April 29, 2015

Researchers have identified two seemingly unrelated but strong predictors of obesity: having low self-esteem related to one’s weight…
Subtle discrimination is easier to acknowledge when self-esteem is high, according to new study

April 3, 2015

Identifying discrimination is a necessary first step toward confronting and ultimately eliminating the stain of prejudice, yet victims…
Who am I? New study links quality of early family experiences and self-esteem with self-clarity

March 9, 2015

Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new University…
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