Tuesday October 15, 2019

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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Sony Removes Facebook Integration from PlayStation 4

However, the Nintendo Switch still has Facebook integration

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Sony to restructure its mobile division as well.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has removed Facebook integration from the PlayStation 4, which means that one can not share screenshots and trophies with Facebook friends from a console now.

“PlayStation 4’s share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, videos, music, or links to gameplay broadcasts,” the company said in a blog post detailing the changes on Monday.

The removal of Facebook integration also means that PS4 users won’t be able to find PlayStation Network friends via their Facebook accounts.

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The Facebook mobile app on an Android smartphone. Wikimedia Commons

Additionally, profile pictures imported from Facebook will no longer be used.

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“We recommend selecting a new picture for PlayStation friends to identify you. There are multiple options for changing your profile picture on PS4 to an Avatar or image of your choosing,” the company added.

However, the Nintendo Switch still has Facebook integration. (IANS)