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Boosting Self-Esteem

In addition to attributional style, a related issue that has been studied is self-esteem. Children with relatively high self-esteem typically exhibit related positive attributes. They tend to try new things more frequently. They tend to be more flexible thinkers and … Continue reading

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Changing Attributional Style: Experiment 2

In another experimental condition in the same study, the researchers provided all the attributions themselves.  When a child succeeded with a sentence, the experimenter would say, “That was good. That means you tried hard.” After an error, the experimenter would … Continue reading

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Your Respectable Sin Is Your Achilles Heel

The author of Hebrews sounds like a track and field coach explaining the need for proper attire and the danger of unnecessary resistance as he writes, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us … Continue reading

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Is Facebook destroying your life?

From Excessive social media use leads to depression Saturday, December 08, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer Particularly with so-called “social” media, which includes popular websites such as Facebook and Twitter, the erosion of true friendships and their replacement with shallow … Continue reading

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Social media is actually ISOLATING teens

(Natural News) Aside from negatively impacting the concentration of teenagers, “heavy smartphone use” is linked to “an increased rate of social isolation, depression, suicidal thoughts, and even suicide.” A decade after Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder, launched the first iPhone, 92 percent … Continue reading

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Changing Attributional Style: Experiment 1

The good news is that helping children to change their attributional style can release them from this learned helplessness condition. A high-quality study demonstrating this was published by Joseph Fowler and Penelope Peterson at the University of Wisconsin.  Researchers identified … Continue reading

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Children Begin Life As Optimists, But Then They Go To School

Learned Helplessness Although children begin life as optimists, at around age 6, they go to school, where they encounter failure as part of the learning process. Usually, we learn by reading and encoding new information with some level of understanding, … Continue reading

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