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In a Time of Crisis, Is Self-Esteem a ‘Non-essential’ Luxury?

Ben Bayer, Gena Gorlin

Presented at: New Ideal Live

Date: May 20, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, more people are understandably focused on their immediate physical well-being. There’s more urgency to stay healthy and to secure food, supplies, and employment. But what about self-esteem? It is certainly nice to have, but is it essential? Do we need it all the time, or can we set it aside until other, more basic, needs are satisfied? In this episode of New Ideal Live, Gena Gorlin, professor and clinical psychologist, joins ARI’s Ben Bayer to discuss the role of self-esteem in life and during times of crisis.

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