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2011-03-08 10:20:00

In a new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, University at Buffalo researcher Michael A. Stefanone, PhD, and colleagues found that females who base their self worth on their appearance tend to share more photos online and maintain larger networks on online social networking sites. He says the results suggest that females identify more strongly with their image and appearance, and use Facebook as a platform to compete for attention. "The results...

2011-03-01 13:57:20

Low self-esteem is associated with a greater risk of mental health problems such as eating disorders and depression. From a public health perspective, it is important for staff in various health-related professions to know about self-esteem. However, there is a vast difference between the research-based knowledge on self-esteem and the simplified popular psychology theories that are disseminated through books and motivational talks, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg. Current...

2011-02-23 22:13:51

When people are feeling badly about themselves, they're more likely to show bias against people who are different. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines how that works. "This is one of the oldest accounts of why people stereotype and have prejudice: It makes us feel better about ourselves," says Jeffrey Sherman of the University of California, Davis, who wrote the study with Thomas Allen. "When we feel bad about...

2011-02-22 16:50:13

Concordia study examines links between fear of death and buying behavior Fear of death is a universal human emotion, but does it influence our behaviour as consumers? A new study, conducted by a graduate student at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business, has explored how fear of the Grim Reaper translates into Canadian buying patterns. The research has several implications for marketers in these uncertain times. "It's impossible to watch the news without being bombarded with...

2011-01-26 12:39:00

SFK-Success for Kids Programs Show Early Intervention Central to Addressing Behaviors that can Lead to Tragedies LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, underscores the urgent need for early intervention programs for children and adolescents whose daily circumstances cause anguish, inner turmoil and feelings of hopelessness and isolation, according to a statement released today by SFK-Success for Kids, Inc., an international organization...

2011-01-12 00:01:27

Turning Winds Academic Institute is a leading therapeutic boarding school for adolescents in the United Sates. After years of operations Turning Winds has helped hundreds of families in crisis, they are now expanding to accommodate over 60 Students with new facilities to promote a healthier learning environment. Troy, MT (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Turning Winds Academic Institute is a leading therapeutic boarding school for adolescents in the United Sates. After years of operations Turning...

2010-12-29 15:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Healthy High 5, an initiative of the Highmark Foundation, recently awarded a $95,000 grant to Smart Futures for the expansion of the PA eMentoring Program, an online career mentoring opportunity for students that builds positive self-esteem and helps create better choices as they complete their high school experience. While many students leave school with good skills and knowledge, they often lack positive self-esteem and a realistic...

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2010-12-01 08:45:00

College students who exhibit narcissistic tendencies are more likely than fellow students to cheat on exams and assignments, a new study shows. The results suggested that narcissists were motivated to cheat because their academic performance functions as an opportunity to show off to others, and they didn't feel particularly guilty about their actions. "Narcissists really want to be admired by others, and you look good in college if you're getting good grades," said Amy Brunell, lead author...

2010-11-29 14:38:51

Women who publicly confront instances of sexism in the workplace tend to feel more capable and competent in their jobs and about themselves in general, a new study shows. The research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln examined how both men and women perceive, react to and relate to everyday episodes of workplace prejudice, and found that women who challenge sexist behavior experience psychological benefits such as self-esteem, empowerment and competence. "Most everyday instances of...

2010-11-22 06:22:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon, Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS, publishes a study in the November 2010 issue of Dermatologic Surgery, a prominent Dermatology journal, demonstrating that increases in overall quality of life and self-esteem were observed in participants treated with Botulinum Toxin Type A or Botox Cosmetic. In this double-blind randomized placebo-controlled survey, Dr. Dayan and DeNova research worked with one hundred participants who were...


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