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I assume the title is designed to be a bit provocative. But I think he makes a few claims: Big Five personality (especially neuroticism and extraversion) explains self-esteem well. It's very difficult to change a person's fundamental level of neuroticism. Interventions that focus directly on increasing self-esteem in a way that are detached from reality may ...


Turf war mixed with artificial distinctions. Behaviorism can hardly be considered outdated when the most popular therapies are behavioral: CBT, DBT, ACT. Even modern implementations of mindfulness are behavioral. Behaviorism is also popular in performance management and organizational psychology, addiction, instructional design, etc.

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