Fostering a high self-esteem is encouraged by virtually everyone as a way to make people happier and more successful. But there is no evidence for this claim, and indeed the gospel of self-esteem can make people more anxious and less happy. Not to mention the way egalitarians have exploited the message — why, it’s not how you do, it’s how you feel about yourself that counts! Dr. Michael Edelstein joins me to crush this myth like a bug.
About the Guest
Dr. Michael Edelstein, a clinical psychologist who lectures throughout the United States and around the world, runs an in-person, Skype, and telephone therapy practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California.
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Guest’s Books (author or co-author)
Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
Rational Drinking: How to Live Happily With or Without Alcohol
Stage Fright: 40 Stars Tell You How They Beat America’s #1 Fear
Therapy Breakthrough: Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better Than Others
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