/Courageousness

Courage is one of the 12 traits of social responsibility. A courageous person is not deterred by danger or fear. A courageous person is brave and stands up for what they believe in.

Fearless children show less empathy, more aggression, research finds

Preschool-aged children who demonstrate fearless behavior also reveal less empathy and more aggression towards their peers. This has been shown in a new study that was carried out at the University of Haifa's Faculty of Education.   "The results of this study show that fearless behavior in children can be identified and is related to [...]

Overconfidence Among Teenage Students Can Stunt Crucial Reading Skills

Too much confidence among teenage students can be harmful. In a study that reinforces the danger of indiscriminately bolstering a child's self esteem -- whether the child earns that distinction or not -- the results show a clear connection between overconfident students and low reading comprehension, and suggest recommendations for parents and teachers.   "While [...]

Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists at the University of Rochester have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully. Intervention programs for moms at-risk, therefore, should focus on bolstering mothers’ [...]