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Low Self Esteem

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Chris has low self esteem. For example, he cannot bring himself to ask a girl out on a date. He wants to be more confident and comfortable in social situations. Chris begins to see a psychologist, Dr. Thames. After several sessions, Dr. Thames is ready to tell Chris the cause of his problems. Dr. Thames tells Chris that he has low self-esteem because he was emotionally scarred from an event that took place as a child, but which Chris is unable to remember.

What theory of personality is the doctor using?

A

Trait theory

B

Psychoanalytic theory

C

Humanistic theory

D

Cognitive theory

E

Behavioral theory