Perfectionism, in psychology, is a broad personality style characterized by a person’s concern with striving for flawlessness and perfection and is accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations.
Wiki Number: PW158
Sex Ratio: B3;G for suicide; M1.2%;W. PerfectionismB25%;G
Symptoms: striving for flawlessness with critical self-evaluations, often leading to depression and low self-esteem, suicide
Progression: often hide negative parts and actions. Usually leads to “all-or-nothing thinking vs. realism.
Therapies: CBT may be helpful. Helps when there are no major consequences to completing tasks imperfectly.
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- Health Agency and Perfectionism: The Case of Perinatal Health Inequalitiesby Hafez Ismaili M'hamdi on October 15, 2021
Poor pregnancy outcomes and inequalities in these outcomes remain a major challenge, even in prosperous societies that have high-quality health care and public health policy in place. In this article, we propose that justice demands the improvement of what we call the 'health agency' of parents-to-be as part of a response to these poor outcomes. We take health agency to have three aspects: (i) the capacity to form health-goals one has reason to value, (ii) the control one perceives to have over...
- The Associations of Common Psychological Problems With Mental Disorders Among College Studentsby Pim Cuijpers on October 14, 2021
Psychological problems like procrastination, perfectionism, low self-esteem, test anxiety and stress are common among college students. There are evidence-based interventions available for these problems that not only have direct effects on these problems, but also indirect effects on mental disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. Targeting these psychological problems may offer new opportunities to prevent and treat mental disorders in a way that is less stigmatizing to students. In...
- An eye-tracking study examining the relationship between males' eating disorder symptomatology, body mass index, and expectations about character behaviour in text male eating disorder symptoms and readingby Christina Ralph-Nearman on October 14, 2021
Eating disorder prevalence is increasing in males, perhaps more rapidly than in females. Theorists have proposed that cognitive biases are important factors underpinning disordered eating, especially those related to food, body, and perfectionism. We investigated these factors in relation to males' eating disorder symptomatology in the general population by using eye-tracking during reading as a novel and implicit measure. 180 males' eye movements were monitored while they read scenarios...
- Measurement Invariance of Perfectionism Measures in Students with and without a History of Non-Suicidal Self-Injuryby Kate E Tonta on October 13, 2021
Perfectionism is a transdiagnostic process which may be implicated in the onset and maintenance of non-suicidal self-injury. No study has evaluated whether reported differences in perfectionism between individuals with and without a history of self-injury represent genuine group differences or measurement artefacts. The present study reports an investigation of the measurement invariance of two common scales of perfectionism, the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale-Brief (FMPS-Brief) and...