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Master Me Quiz

The master me quiz measures four dimensions of self-actualization in terms of how you are making progress in achieving your goals. Goals relate to finances, maintaining health, making work meaningful and enjoying a life of play.

Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments

Justin Kruger and David Dunning studied individuals who hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains. This article appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Rousseau on self-love: what we've learned, what we might have learned. The Review of Politics, Fall 1998 v60 i4 p661(2).

Whereas traditionally self-love was considered a moral evil, Rousseau contended that some self-love is benign - and not only benign, but morally necessary and even praiseworthy. This article offers an interpretation of Rousseau's criteria for distinguishing between good self-love and bad. InfoTrac.

Your Secret Mood Booster Source. Psychology Today, Sept 1999 v32 i5 p11.

This brief article summarizes views of Lawrence Senna, that those with higher self-esteem tend to see the positive aspects of life. InfoTrac

Self-esteem vs. Self-respect. Ellen Langer. Psychology Today, Nov 1999 v32 i6 p32.

Our culture is concerned with matters of self-esteem. Self-respect, on the other hand, may hold the key to achieving the peace of mind we seek. According to this brief opinion piece, the power lies in the difference. InfoTrac

Self-esteem and social respect within the high school. Paul Yelsma and Julie Yelsma. The Journal of Social Psychology, August 1998 v138 n4 p431(11).

A survey of high school students found that scores for self-esteem predicted social respect and were significantly associated with respect for teachers and language use. InfoTrac.

Are Leaders Born Or Made? Bruce Avolio. Psychology Today, Sept 1999 v32 i5 p18.

Some people are born to move and shake the world. Their blessings: high energy, exceptional intelligence, extreme persistence, self-confidence and a yearning to influence others. InfoTrac

INSIGHTS: The Social Usefulness of Self-Esteem: A Skeptical View. Robyn M. Dawes. Harvard Mental Health Letter, Oct 1998 v15 i4 pNA.

This essay calls into question the assumptions of the self-esteem movement, challenging in particular the notion that positive self esteem results in desirable social behavior. InfoTrac.

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