doi:

DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.00788

Advances in Psychological Science (心理科学进展) 2017/25:5 PP.788-798

Self-esteem and brain: A social neuroscience approach


Abstract:
Accumulating research has approached self-esteem from the perspective of social neuroscience. A review of relevant research indicates that: 1) self-esteem is related to brain physiologically with high self-esteem associating with larger hippocampus volume and regional gray matter volume of anterior cingulate cortex; 2) self-esteem is also related to the resting state of default mode network and functional connectivity among some specific brain areas; 3) self-esteem modulates brain activities to threats such that individuals with low self-esteem exhibit stronger neural responses to self-threatening stimuli; 4) self-esteem modulates brain activities during self-evaluation process. Overall, these findings shed light on the neural basis of self-esteem as well as its adaptive functions.

Key words:self-esteem,self-evaluation,threat,medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC),anterior cingulate cortex (ACC)

ReleaseDate:2017-05-31 14:49:39



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