For college students, praise may trump sex and money


According to HealthDay, after a lifetime of being told that they’re “winners” who are “special,” today’s young people crave these boosts to their self-esteem more than sex, drinking, money or food, new research suggests. The self-esteem movement of recent decades may have backfired by creating individuals who expect success and praise in a world that won’t necessarily cooperate long-term, said study co-author Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University…

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