Can you talk yourself into feeling loveable?

One of the most influential ideas of the twentieth century was summedup in the title of Norman Vincent Peale’s book, The Power of PositiveThinking, published in 1952. “It is of practical value to learn to likeyourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might aswell get some satisfaction out of the relationship,” Peale is quoted assaying. Now some Canadian researchers are saying it doesn’t work — forthe people who need it most.