Mental health

The self-esteem treehouse

Self-esteem is not a static concept, nor is it all-or-nothing, although it may sometimes feel like it.  To use perhaps not the greatest analogy, it's like a treehouse that you build. Sometimes external events can knock out rungs to the ladder up to the treehouse, or sometimes they cause more significant structural damage.  External factors… Continue reading The self-esteem treehouse

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What is... psychology series

What is… Self-esteem

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is self-esteem. Wikipedia defines self-esteem as "reflects an individual's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth".  It reflects a person's beliefs about the self and emotional states.  Self-esteem is predictive of outcomes such as academic… Continue reading What is… Self-esteem