self-approval


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Militant's chorus of self-approval was "Jobs and services" - a claim which ended in ridicule from then national Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock who railed against taxis delivering redundancy notices.
They can go through life leaving havoc in their wake, while enjoying a warm glow of self-approval.
The decision balance theory is divided into four categories: 1) gains and losses for self in which the decision maker identifies and weighs the expected outcomes of his or her choice, 2) gains and losses for others wherein the decision maker considers the cost and benefits that pertain to those with which he or she is associated or affiliated, 3) self-approval or disapproval, 4) social approval or disapproval, a decision maker compares the ideas and beliefs of other groups and people with the potential decisions (Janis & Mann, 1977).
Somewhere in his incisive writings, Mark Twain identified "The Master Passion" as nothing less than "the hunger for self-approval.
the need to give body to vague hostility, to find excuses for what goes wrong, to fear aliens or neighbors and curse them, while enjoying self-approval from the shelter of one's own group" (p.
Those who were involved "wanted a reduction in their personal anxieties, a resolution of their practical problems, and a greater degree of self-approval," and Wesley offered them "a transformation of personal identity as an antidote to despair .
We weren't given the ad,'" Computer learning, we're told, lifts self-esteem, but what Oppenheimer beholds is a false sense of accomplishment, as with the student who built a Web project filled with thin platitudes about simulation games, while her website registered tidbits of self-approval such as "I think I demonstrate a lot of critical thinking.
Inebriated by self-approval, the UN is grounded in neither democratic consent nor territorial responsibilities, nor independent fiscal means, nor the material means of enforcing its judgments.
To do so with self-assertion, with implicit self-approval, is considered an act of arrogance and hubris.
Pre-teen girls expressed concerns about body image and relationships, showing an alarming decline in self-approval.
The best thing a golfer can do, Wright said, is be his or her own best friend - cheering the good shots, disregarding the poor ones and rating self-approval over the perceived opinion of others:
even when Hal 'performs his role as prince consciously, he will be reinforced [a behaviourist term for habituation through imitation] by self-approval for seeing his conduct as real, not merely simulated' (p.