Category: Self concept and Identity

“Who are you?”, said the Caterpillar. “I – I hardly know sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.” “What do you mean by that?” said the Caterpillar sternly. “Explain yourself!” “I can’t explain myself, I’m […]

Readers of my previous post, “I Have a Problem with Self Esteem” will undoubtedly understand my delight in discovering a recent article in the New Scientist titled “The Curse of Generation Me.” The author makes the very same points I’ve been promoting in my classes for nine years now and that I conveyed earlier this […]

by Erica Kleinknecht, PhD (2012)  How I realized that I had a problem It started about nine years ago, when I first began teaching educational psychology topics to upper-division university students, many of whom were working towards a degree in education. Eager as I was to share with them valuable insights from the annals of […]