Sunday, December 26, 2004

Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth

Scientific American says:
Boosting people's sense of self-worth has become a national preoccupation. Yet surprisingly, research shows that such efforts are of little value in fostering academic progress or preventing undesirable behavior.

Some findings even suggest that artificially boosting self-esteem may lower subsequent academic performance.
I expect that the worthless practices to continue.

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