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Self-esteem | the facts | myths | challenges | alternatives

Tuesday 30th March, 1.30-4.30pm
The Glasgow Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Great Western Road, Glasgow

This popular free event was attended by 450 participants at the Grosvenor Hilton Hotel from a variety of sectors.

Access the Power point presentations and sound files can also be accessed via the menu on the right.

Click on the menu on the right to access a handout from the day on the Centre's alternatives to artificial self-esteem boosting, sound files, more information on the speakers and learning outcomes.



Professor Keith Campbell 

Dr Carol Craig

Dr Amy Canevello

Self-esteem has been one of the most influential concepts of the past few decades. Who can possibly object to the idea that everyone should feel good about themselves? But evidence increasingly suggests that attempts to boost self-esteem artificially is, paradoxically, undermining individuals' achievement and well-being and leading to individualism, celebrity culture and other negative social trends.

This event was relevant for anyone working in mental health; health promotion; education (all types and stages); skills; social services; enterprise; sports coaching; human resource management; business. It was also very relevant to parents and anyone working with parents.

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