SELF-AFFIRMATION

1. The behaviour of expressing a positive attitude towards to yourself. 2. Psychotherapy. A positive statement about ourselves that we repeat each day. 3. See compensatory self-enhancement. 4. In performance and competitive situations we believe we can win by being positive and focussing on goals.

SELF-AFFIRMATION: "Joe used self-affirmation everyday to overcome his alcoholism."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SELF-AFFIRMATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-affirmation/ (accessed June 27, 2017).
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