Acts of Compassion Boost Self-Esteem and Lessen Depression

Doing good for others boosts self-esteem, study shows.

Ever notice that doing something selfless for another person can improve your mood?  Check out this Vancouver Sun report on an on-line study conducted by Miriam Mongrain and her colleagues from York University.  Early results, set to be published in the journal Psychological Science, indicated that “acts of compassion” help to improve self-esteem and mood.

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A former counsellor, with an M.A. in Psychology and over 20 years in the field, I continue to be fascinated with human nature. This blog endeavours to share positive observations and stories on "keeping it real", finding balance in life, and striving for personal transformation.
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One Response to Acts of Compassion Boost Self-Esteem and Lessen Depression

  1. Pingback: Practicing Self-Esteem « Susan B Krevoy Eating Disorder Program's Blog

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