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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 10 PSY 257 Ma rch 5, 2009 Contingencies of Self-Worth • Academics, achievement • Relationships, social approval • Competition • Appearance • Virtue/Whistleblowers (when we think we are doing the right thing) • Religious Belief Issues • Stable vs Unstable: you can’t constantly achieve all of these things o Fluctuation of self-esteem is also important, not good to have a lot of fluctuation o Certain things tend to be more stable (Religious beliefs, etc) whereas things like academics are not as stable • True vs Contingent Self-Compassion • Teaching of Buddhism o Notion of diminishing self, self is not the center of the universe. Self-esteem is not that important. • Self-acceptance at difficult times • Suffering, failure, and inadequacies of the human experience. o Important to remember that failure is natural Correspondence models of self-esteem or positive self-regard • Rogers: People don’t have good self-esteem because the relationships between the actual self and the ideal self has discrepancies •...
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- Spring '09
- Outline of self