Low Esteem Problem

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AbstractAs a result of the technological revolution of the twenty first century, modern-day psychology has become increasingly mechanistically oriented. In its origin psychology was part of the broad field of study known as philosophy, which encompassed all the various individual sciences of today. The beginning of modern-day psychology can be traced to the work of Aristotle and of Socrates. In the current era of Information Technology, psychology has reflected the scientific trend in philosophical thought. While science has advanced technology -- and the high standard of living in the Western world -- it has engendered insensitivity to the inner essence of humanity's being, the true nature of self. The development of societal relationships has tried to keep pace with that of the machine, its technological counterpart. It is no wonder that people today suffer increasing alienation from themselves and from each other. Psychological human development and self esteem evolution or decline has close relation to each other.

Low Esteem ProblemOutlineSocial Psychological Philosophy, with its emphasis on purpose, being, and thinking, has also gone the route of the sciences; the philosophy of science has come to dominate philosophizing. It has been suggested that modern-day philosophers are little more than teachers of philosophy and are not really concerned with higher transcendental values. Life is a dialectic. The natural laws governing its continuity are made up of opposite forces in dynamic equilibrium. In contrast to the humanistic, or organismic tradition, Sigmund Freud developed his psychoanalytic theory of personality, a mechanistic approach that favored a medical/ scientific model. He suggested that when modern day medicine became sophisticated enough, psychosis would be adequately treated with medication. (Freud , 1969) Today much of this has come to pass. Our psychiatric hospitals now offer residential treatment for only a fraction of the total patients who until just...