Frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites like Facebook is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life satisfaction, report Penn State researchers. Ruoxu Wang, graduate student in mass communications, said: “Most of the research done on social network sites looks at the motivation for posting and liking content, but we’re now starting to… Read more

Narcissists feel superior to others but aren’t necessarily satisfied with themselves. After reviewing the research literature, Universiteit van Amsterdam (UVA) researcher Eddie Brummelman and his colleagues conclude that narcissism and self-esteem are much more distinct than conventional wisdom has led us to believe. Despite the widely held view among psychologists that narcissists have an inflated… Read more

People worldwide tend to gain self-esteem as they grow older, and men generally have higher levels of self-esteem than women, but this self-esteem gender gap is more pronounced in Western industrialized countries, according to new research by the American Psychological Association. Said lead author Wiebke Bleidorn, PhD, of the University of California, Davis: “During the… Read more

Children have a sense of self-esteem—a characteristic that stays relatively stable throughout their life—by age 5, even before they begin kindergarten, a new study shows. Lead author Dario Cvencek, a research scientist at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, says: “Our work provides the earliest glimpse to date of… Read more

What you think and believe about yourself, the world, and your life has a powerful impact on your everyday existence. Unfortunately, some beliefs are downright destructive to the process of living a successful, fulfilling life. However, if you can identify those self-sabotaging thoughts, you can then work to banish them from your life for good… Read more