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Why Did I Do That? Episode 2: Bernie Madoff and the Myth of Self-Esteem

Self-esteem has historically been looked at as an unequivocal good but the research around the construct paints a more nuanced picture. In this episode of WDIDT, we will explore:

  • Does self-esteem predict positive life outcomes?
  • What is the best predictor of self-esteem?
  • Should everyone get a trophy?
  • How might the need to be special have led to the biggest Ponzi scheme of all time?

We are still awaiting approval on iTunes, but in the meantime you can catch the latest episode HERE.