Do students see a correlation between improved competence in a specific area and greater self-esteem? Are their own findings consistent with the definition of self-esteem they learned about in this lesson? Why do they think this is so? Help students understand that if they feel good about themselves, they will want to take care of themselves. Back to Top 1. Using what you learned about yourself from the inventory, do you think you have high self-esteem or low self-esteem? More than that, I wasnt owning up to many things because I was so afraid of the self-hate that would follow if I admitted the truth. After getting my Ph. D., I did two years of postdoctoral training with a leading self-esteem researcher. This helps them know what goals are realistic to pursue, what aspects of their personality and lifestyle to seek to improve, and how to identify their weaknesses without worrying about how others perceive them.
The Truth About Self-Esteem. By Alfie Kohn. The very act of debating a controversial issue tends to reduce the number of possible positions to two.