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In this edited collection a distinguished set of contributors present a broad overview of psychological research on self-esteem. Each chapter is written by leading experts in the field, and surveys current research on a particular issue concerning self-esteem. Together, the chapters provide a comprehensive overview of one of the most popular topics in psychology. Each chapter presents an in-depth review of particular issues concerning self-esteem, such as the connection that self-esteem has with the self-concept and psychological adjustment. A number of further topics are covered in the book, including: How individuals pursue self-esteem The developmental changes in feelings of self-worth over the life span. The existence of multiple forms of high self-esteem The role that self-esteem plays as an interpersonal signal The protective properties associated with the possession of high self-esteem This collection of state-of-the-art reviews of key areas of the psychological literature on self-esteem will be of great interest to researchers, and academics, and also to graduate and advanced undergraduate students of social psychology.

About Author

Virgil Zeigler-Hill is a social-personality psychologist at Oakland University, USA. He conducts research concerning self-esteem, narcissism, the structure of the self-concept, and interpersonal relationships.


Virgil Zeigler-Hill, The Current State of Research Concerning Self-Esteem. Carolin J. Showers and Christopher P. Ditzfeld, Evaluative Organization: The Self-Concept in Social and Emotional Contexts. Kali H. Trzesniewski, M. Brent Donnellan, and Richard W. Robins, Development of Self-Esteem. Christian H. Jordan and Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Secure and Fragile Forms of Self-esteem. Tracy DeHart, Reyna Pena, and Howard Tennen, The Development of Explicit and Implicit Self-esteem and their Role in Psychological Adjustment. Margaret S. Clark, Self-Esteem and Interpersonal Relationships. Tom Pyszczynski and Pelin Kesebir, Existential Functions of Self-Esteem. Lora E. Park and Jennifer Crocker, Pursuing self-esteem: Implications for self-regulation and relationships. Jessica Cameron, Jennifer MacGregor, & Christine Chang, Badge of Honor or Shame: Self-Esteem as an Interpersonal Signal. Christopher J. Mruk and Edward J. O'Brien, Changing Self-Esteem Through Competence and Worthiness Training: A Positive Therapy.

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  • ISBN13: 9781848721449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 190
  • ID: 9781848721449
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 1848721447

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