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Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good?

In a culture that praises and rewards excellence and accomplishment, how can we avoid crossing the line to a dangerous desire for perfection? School climate expert Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Dr. Miriam Adderholdt (expert in educational psychology, gifted education and creativity) about what perfectionism is, how it can negatively affect our social and emotional health, and the difference between perfectionism and “the healthy pursuit of excellence.” They examine ways in which high-achieving students may be at risk, even when they seem to be doing fine.

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Article by Celine Provini, EducationWorld Editor

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