Latest Self-esteem Stories

2010-02-22 09:47:00

PHOENIX, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 21 - 27, 2010, Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com) has sponsored the PG-13 version of the award-winning film, America The Beautiful (http://www.americathebeautifuldoc.com). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090604/CG27861LOGO) America The Beautiful is a feature length documentary about the beauty industry directed by Darryl...

2010-02-12 07:10:00

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A holistic, nature and earth connection Valentine's Day activity for building self-esteem and self-worth is online as a public service by Akamai University and Project NatureConnect at the Institute of Global Education. The subtle, sense-heightening activity enables individuals, as well as teachers, counselors and therapists, to connect with more than 50 natural attraction energies. These supportive, nurturing attachments to an essence of...

2010-02-01 10:45:00

Feb. 10 Event With Celebrity Panel To Discuss Findings NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The increased scrutiny of the fashion industry and its use of ultrathin models isn't without validation, as nearly 9 in 10 American teenage girls say that the fashion industry is at least partially responsible for "girls' obsession with being skinny," according to a national survey released today by the Girl Scouts of the USA. The nationwide survey, which included more than 1,000 girls...

2010-01-14 17:34:29

Before patting yourself on the back for resisting that cookie or kicking yourself for giving in to temptation, look around. A new University of Georgia study has revealed that self-control"”or the lack thereof"”is contagious. In a just-published series of studies involving hundreds of volunteers, researchers have found that watching or even thinking about someone with good self-control makes others more likely exert self-control. The researchers found that the opposite holds, too,...

2009-12-22 14:59:00

A new study looks in depth at the social relationships between male and female teenagers, relational violence, and psycho-social adjustment factors such as loneliness, self-esteem and satisfaction with life. The results show that young people who want to be better appreciated and respected within their group are the most likely to be violent. "There is a growing interest in studying the violent behavior of teenagers in school, which can have serious consequences for the psychological and...

2009-12-02 10:29:28

Study finds ethnic pride may be as important as self-esteem, particularly for boys Ethnic pride may be as important as self-esteem to the mental health of young African-American adolescents, according to a new study in the Nov./Dec. issue of the journal Child Development. The empirical study is one of the first to look at the effects of self-esteem and of racial identity and to separately explore their effects by gender. The study specifically measures racial identity in terms of ethnic...

2009-11-13 13:32:44

Most adolescents who belong to an ethnic minority group wrestle not only with their self-esteem (like most teens), but also with identity issues unique to their ethnic group, such as dealing with social stigma. A new study tells us that young people's ethnic pride may affect their mental health. The study, carried out by researchers at Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago, and Walden University, appears in the November/December 2009 issue of the journal Child Development. The...

2009-11-03 15:15:55

First impressions do matter when it comes to communicating personality through appearance, according to new research by psychologists Laura Naumann of Sonoma State University and Sam Gosling of The University of Texas at Austin. Despite the crucial role of physical appearance in creating first impressions, until now little research has examined the accuracy of personality impressions based on appearance alone. These findings will be published in the December 2009 issue of Personality and...

2009-10-29 06:40:00

PUNTA GORDA, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In the toughest job market in decades, it is essential to: know your current talents, your possibilities for growth and flame a burning desire to "Be All That You Can Be." That quest starts with SELF: self-respect, self-esteem, self-worth, self-image, self-talk, self-confidence, self-affirmation -- all of which offset your most dangerous disease -- self-doubt. In their new book, "Don't Sell Yourself Short! Be All That You Can Be," (published by...

2009-10-14 11:20:55

Overweight women's self-esteem plummets when they view photographs of models of any size, according to a new study in Journal of Consumer Research. And underweight women's esteem increases, regardless of models' size. Authors Dirk Smeesters (Erasmus University, the Netherlands), Thomas Mussweiler (University of Cologne, Germany), and Naomi Mandel (Arizona State University) researched the ways individuals with different body mass indexes (BMIs) felt when they were exposed to thin or heavy...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'