Self-Esteem Issues and Answers

Self-Esteem Issues and Answers

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Research and theory on self-esteem have flourished in recent years. This resurgence has produced multiple perpectives on fundamental issues surrounding the nature of self-esteem and its role in psychological functioning and interpersonal processes. Self-Esteem Issues and Answers brings together these various perspectives in a unique format. The book is divided into five sections. Section I focuses on core issues pertaining to the conceptualization and assesment of self-esteem, and when self-esteem is optimal. Section II concentrates on the determinants, development, and modifiability of self-esteem. Section III examines the evolutionary significance of self-esteem and its role in psychological processes and therapeutic settings. Section IV explores the social, relational, and cultural significance of self-esteem. Finally, Section V considers future directions for self-esteem researchers, practitioners, parents and teachers. This volume offers a wealth of perspectives from prominent researchers from different areas of psychology. Each expert contributor was asked to focus his or her chapter on a central self-esteem issue. Three or four experts addressed each question. The result is that Self-Esteem Issues and Answers provides a comprehensive sourcebook of current perspectives on a wide range of central self-esteem issues.Following examination of these basic issues, essays then tackle the controversial concept of nonconscious self-esteem (Bosson; Jordan, Logel, Spencer, aamp; Zanna; Epstein) and the assessment of stability of self-esteem and contingentanbsp;...

Title:Self-Esteem Issues and Answers
Author:Michael H. Kernis
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2013-04-15


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