Episode 54 :: The Myth of Self-esteem

3rd October 2019

Show Notes:

High self-esteem is something many of us desire, its the source of a squillion Pinterest quotes, we tend to worry if our kids don’t have enough of it, it seems to be the secret to professional and personal achievements which is probably why parents, teachers, therapists and coaches bang-on about its many benefits. 

But does self-esteem actually make us happier, healthier, more successful?

In this episode, we go on a magical mystery tour of the self-esteem movement: where it came from, the surprising research findings and how self-esteem moved out of the realm of psychological research and into Infomercials and Oprah guests.

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Episode image credit:

Esteban Lopez



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