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Why It’s Important to Learn the Difference Between Self-esteem and Self-acceptance

Self-esteem can be a lifelong pursuit. We may feel unworthy, and can’t see ourselves as having great value while we try to find our place in the world. Some days we experience higher levels of worthiness, yet as life unfolds … Continue reading

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Why do people need Self-esteem? A theoretical and empirical review

Terror management theory posits that people are motivated to pursue positive self-evaluations because self-esteem provides a buffer against the omnipresent potential for anxiety engendered by the uniquely human awareness of mortality. Empirical evidence relevant to the theory is reviewed showing … Continue reading

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On the Cultural Origins of Self-esteem

Several theories propose that self-esteem, or positive self-regard, results from fulfilling the value priorities of one’s surrounding culture. Yet, surprisingly little evidence exists for this assertion, and theories differ about whether individuals must personally endorse the value priorities involved. We … Continue reading

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