Raise your self-esteem with a computer game

Back in the days when I allowed myself to play computer games I used to find Quake extremely good for venting anger. I don’t think it did anything for my self-esteem though. Mainly it just made me want to use a chainsaw to rip people’s heads off. Researchers at McGill University have more constructive ideas.

[Story from Science Daily]

[McGill’s self-esteem site]

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Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog and HealthiestBlog.com. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". You can follow PsyBlog by email, by RSS feed, on Twitter and Google+.

Published: 10 May 2004

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