The Myth of Self-Esteem

How do people generally keep up their spirits and their self-esteem? Often by shopping, or “retail therapy”. By choosing the right car or clothes. Sometimes by trying to become rich, or famous. Prof Glynn Harrison of Bristol University, a Christian psychiatrist,  will tell us how psychiatrists have studied self-esteem as a determining factor in modern life, since the concept emerged in the 1960s.
Prof Glynn Harrison Poster, 18 November 2014

Prof Glynn Harrison Poster, 18 November 2014

It was only after decades of promoting self-esteem that academic psychologists got around to asking this, the most important question of all. What did they discover? Had the self-esteem movement delivered on its promises? Does encouraging people to value, love and honour themselves produce the kind of outcomes we all hoped for? And, for the Christian, what is the biblical perspective upon all of this?

The Bible and Science Group Worcester (affiliated to Christians in Science) are pleased to welcome Professor Glynn Harrison, a psychiatrist, academic, speaker and author, who will talk on why he thinks after decades of trying to feel good about ourselves, we still long for significance and meaning? His talk will be on the 18th November 2014, and as usual start at 8.00 pm at Lindisfarne House, 4 Barbourne Terrace, Worcester WR1 3HW.

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