Improving Self-Confidence

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EFFECT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR IMPROVING SELF-CONFIDENCE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS A Synopsis Submitted to the Domain of Psychology
In partial fulfilment for the award of degree of
MASTER IN PSYCHOLOGY

Submitted By:
Yashmeen
Reg. No. 11411919
Under the Supervision of
Dr. Pardeep Kumar
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology,
UID - 19468
Lovely Professional University,
Phagwara - 144402.

INTRODUCTION

Self-confidence or confidence in one-self means having self-assurance in one’s ability,
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There is a thin line of difference between three of them. Self-confidence is self-assurance, irrespective of time, situation and field. Self-efficacy is having faith in one’s abilities confined to just one specific task as said by Albert Bandura. And self-esteem is associated with self-worth. When person feels confident in performing just one specific task, his confidence would stay confined to that specific task only, he won’t be able to take new challenges which life offers him. Self confidence is a wholistic term which talks about the mind-set of a person in all spheres of life including family, society and work.
Self-confidence has been much discussed topic since decades. People strive to boost their self-confidence in different ways, some inculcate certain skills in them, other strive for excellence in order to build up their self confidence. No matter how much skilled a person is; lack of self-confidence won’t take him anywhere. Skills, hard work and self-confidence go parallel to each other. For example, if a person is skilled but have no confidence, he might fail to present it to
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Having low self-confidence feel like cage where a person feels suffocated and trapped. They feel restricted in their own negative thoughts and perceptions. They feel disconnected with people around. They waste their energies in self-doubt, debilitating thoughts and problems, which activate their alarm system. But confidence helps them to deactivate those alarming systems. They are able to recognize their own potentials and tend to achieve more. They are free from anxiety and depression. This peacefulness allows them to handle situations positivity and

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