Wednesday, 22 June 2016
The Straits Times
This was a report on a five-year study led by Assistant Professor Ryan Hong from the Department of Psychology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The study examined how maladaptive perfectionism, commonly known as the “bad” form of perfectionism, develops in primary school children in Singapore. The research, which involved 263 children and their parents, revealed that children with intrusive parents are at least two times more likely to develop high levels of self-criticalness compared with others.