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Is College to Blame For Low Self-Esteem in Women?

A recent Boston College blames hooking up and college culture for low self-esteem in women. Therapist and author Emily Roberts sheds some light on the bigger picture of university life and post college problems.

Is College to Blame For Low Self-Esteem in Women?

The buzz in the media this week has been about how ‘hooking up’ and college culture is a deterrent for a female’s self-esteem after college. A Boston College Study reports that female students leave college with lower self-confidence and self-esteem issues. According to the study, even with high academic achievements, most female students gave themselves weaker self-evaluations compared to males at the time of graduation.

Faculty and the media have been searching for answers on why this is the case, when it appears to be pretty obvious to me. Is it college that causes low self-esteem, or is it the transition to adulthood or the reality that working your tail off for the past decade to make the grade doesn’t equate to feeling good about yourself? You can clearly see where I am going here.

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Female, Single and Self-Confident: 4 Must Read Books

Therapist and author Emily Roberts provides 4 books that build self-esteem and enhance confidence for those who are single and dating.

Female, Single and Self-Confident: 4 Must Read Books

Dating and the single life can crush the confidence of many bright, beautiful and talented women. After a traumatic break-up or trying to get back on the dating scene, many women fail to reconnect with their powerful selves. They live in a place of doubt, unworthiness and lack confidence to attract the right partner or feel satisfied in their single life. Seeking a partner to complete them can have all sorts of negative self-esteem consequences (read: How to Deal With and Overcome Low Self-Esteem), when the truth is being single can be an amazing and confidence enhancing part of one’s life. You get to know yourself better than ever.

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Body Image Problems? Get Body Confident

Therapist and HealthyPlace Blogger Emily Roberts gives 5 effective tips to increase body confidence.

Body Image Problems? Get Body Confident

Beach season is upon us. This is the time of year where body image problems really come to the surface. The warm weather brings less fabric and more of our bodies are revealed. Bathing suits and sundresses are the catalysts for packed gyms and portion control and if one is not careful, possible eating disordered behavior. In the past, I worked as a therapist in an outpatient eating disorder treatment center and late spring was our busiest season. As you can imagine, insecurity, lack of confidence and body dissatisfaction were triggered as the summer months approached. So what can you do to get body confident?

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Books That Build Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence for Adults and Kids

Books That Build Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence for Adults and Kids

5 books to build self-confidence and self-esteem in adults and children that really help. Therapist Emily Roberts recommends these self-esteem books to you.

Walking into the self-help aisle of your local Barnes & Noble or logging onto Amazon can be a bit daunting. There are thousands of books on building self-esteem and self-confidence to choose from and with the hefty price tags, you don’t want to walk out with a book that just doesn’t do it for you.

Part of my job is reading self-help, psychology, and all the books in-between. I find the ones that resonate with me and have helped those I work with build themselves up, then pass them on to clients or friends. These are some of my current favorites for creative and effective building of self-confidence and self-esteem in adults and children.

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