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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 cant 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 dont have good self-esteem because the relationships between the actual self and the ideal self has discrepancies...
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- Spring '09