Tuesday January 28, 2020

Positive Social Relationships Help Increase Self-Esteem

Researchers have found that positive social relationships, support and acceptance helps shape the development of self-esteem

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The authors found that positive social relationships, social support and social acceptance help shape the development of self-esteem in people over time across ages four to 76. Pixabay

Researchers have found that positive social relationships, support and acceptance helps shape the development of self-esteem in people.

“For the first time, we have a systematic answer to a key question in the field of self-esteem research: Whether and to what extent a person’s social relationships influence his or her self-esteem development, and vice versa, and at what ages,” said study author Michelle A. Harris from the University of Texas.

“The answer to what age groups are across the life span,” Harris said.

For the study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers analysed 52 studies involving more than 47,000 participants (54 per cent female) looking at either the effect of self-esteem on social relationships overtime or the reverse effect.

The studies, all published between 1992 and 2016, included multiple countries like 30 samples from the US, four from Switzerland, three from Germany, two each from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Greece, Russia and Sweden.

Samples ranged from early childhood to late adulthood.

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Low self esteem restricts you from recognizing your potential and living your life to the fullest. Pixabay

The authors found that positive social relationships, social support and social acceptance help shape the development of self-esteem in people over time across ages four to 76.

They also found a significant effect in the reverse direction.

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While earlier research had yielded inconsistent findings, the meta-analysis supports the classic and contemporary theories of the influence of self-esteem on social connections and the influence of social connections on self-esteem, said the researchers.

The findings were the same after accounting for gender and ethnicity. (IANS)

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Twitter to End Support for Animated PNG Files

Additionally, Twitter said that it will "look into building a similar feature that's better for you and your Twitter experience" in lieu of PNGs

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A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

Twitter will no longer animate PNG files after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation’s handle and hashtags to send potentially seizure-inducing images to epileptic and photo-sensitive individuals.

The company recently discovered a bug that allowed users to bypass its autoplay settings, and allow several animated images in a single tweet using the PNG file format, The Verge reported.

“We want everyone to have a safe experience on Twitter,” the company said in a tweet.

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The logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. vOA

“PNGs were fun, but they don’t respect autoplay settings, so we’re removing the ability to add them to tweets. This is for the safety of people with sensitivity to motion and flashing imagery, including those with epilepsy.”

Twitter also said PNGs used up a lot of data, and could in some circumstances cause app crashes.

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It is not clear how many people may have been affected by the attack, the foundation said has filed criminal complaints against accounts believed to have been involved.

Additionally, Twitter said that it will “look into building a similar feature that’s better for you and your Twitter experience” in lieu of PNGs. (IANS)