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Do You ‘Matter’ to Others? The Answer Could Predict Your Mental Health | Scientific American

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Do Others Think You “Matter”? Your mental health may be predicted by the response. The psychological concept of mattering measures the likelihood of developing diseases including depression and suicide.

 “Mattering” has been formalized by psychologists into a psychological construct that specifically predicts mental illnesses like depression and suicidal ideation. It also portends elderly people’s physical toughness. No other theory, according to Ontario’s York University professor Gordon Flett, addresses people’s need to feel significant and respected (2018). According to him, mattering is similar to, but distinct from, self-esteem, social support, and a sense of belonging. He claims that in comparison to other psychological states, a low sense of self is especially potent.

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-you-matter-to-others-the-answer-could-predict-your-mental-health 


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