AGEING AND BODY IMAGE: RELATION BETWEEN SELF-ESTEEM AND BODY SELF-ESTEEM AT OLDER ADULTS

Posted On Feb 22 2017 by

Research on the relation between self-esteem and body self-esteem is mainly concentrated on adolescents (see van den Berg et al., 2010) and it has been already proved that general self-image is correlated with feelings about your own body, resulting in functional or dysfunctional behaviors: as, for example, withdrawal from the social interactions, eating disorders and depression (Orenstein, 2013). Generally speaking, women proved to be more critical with their own body and the relation between self-esteem and body self-esteem is particularly strong in the case of women (Slater & Tiggemann, 2011). Still, few studies have approached the topic on the normal …


SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND INTER-KNOWLEDGE. THEORETICO-METHODOLOGICAL COORDINATES

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Self-knowledge and self-acceptance are fundamental variables in the best adaptation of the human being at the social environement, in keeping his or her mental and emotional health. The study makes an analysis of the main theoretical approaches regarding the process of self-knowledge and that of knowing the ones around you, the terminological controversy and the approaches that we can find in the psychological literature regarding the Self and the I. We have also presented some ways in which we can know ourselves and the others.