October 2013 Archives

by Kim Childs, CPPC As a student of Positive Psychology, I learned about something called self-perception theory. Developed by social psychologist Daryl Bem, the theory states that we form beliefs about ourselves by watching our behaviors, just as we form beliefs about others by watching theirs. We may therefore think of ourselves as confident after we act with confidence. I like to think about this theory in terms of courage and risk-taking. When I build courage by doing things that…