Honest Self-Assessment Better Than False Praise

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Honest Self-Assessment Better Than False Praise
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:43am

Hmmm, I read this rather interesting new study talked about in Health Day News and wondered what you thought:

...Trying to bolster your self-esteem by giving yourself high praise for low achievement could actually make you feel depressed, according to a new study.Researchers conducted experiments with 295 U.S. college undergraduates and 2,780 high school students in Hong Kong.High and low performers felt fine when they assessed themselves accurately, but participants who rated their performance as much better than it actually was were much more likely to feel depressed. READ MORE

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