Archive for March, 2011

March 31, 2011

Is Your Self-Esteem Threatening Your Relationship?

by Dave P.

We talked about self-esteem at our last discussion. Here’s an article about how self-esteem affects relationships.

Most people look toward their marriage or long term relationship as a context for love, support and affirmation. Research suggests, however, that a person’s self-esteem may significantly impact this relationship potential.


The Impact of Self-Esteem

In an interesting series of studies by Murray, Holmes, MacDonald and Ellsworth (1998) using Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale to differentiate groups, researchers found that no matter how they adjusted variables, self-esteem colors not only a person’s perception of self but impacts expectations of the partner and the tenor of the relationship.

From Self Doubts to Relationship Insecurities

Of particular concern is the consistent finding that although those with low self-esteem want affirmation from partners and need the relationship as a source of acceptance, their self-doubts translate into relationship insecurities, precluding the very benefits to self-esteem a loving relationship could offer.
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March 29, 2011

Presentation and Discussion: Self-efficacy

by Dave P.

The next topic in our presentation and discussion meetings is ‘self-efficacy.’ Albert Bandura wrote extensively about self-efficacy and he defined it as “a person’s belief about their capabilities to produce designated levels of performance that exercise influence over events that affect their lives.” In other words, it’s a person’s perceived ability to achieve a desired effect.

March 28, 2011

Great movie about a SAD sufferer

by Dave P.

The King’s Speech is a British historical drama about King George VI, who, to overcome his stammer, sees a speech therapist. The two men become friends as they work together and the king relies on his speech therapist to help him make a radio broadcast at the beginning of World War II.

The king’s stuttering problem was a side effect of his social anxiety. He could barely even talk to his children without stuttering and public speaking was nearly impossible.

The King’s Speech won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor.

March 28, 2011

Hello world!

by Dave P.

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