Self-Esteem

1st Edition

Virgil Zeigler-Hill

Psychology Press
Published March 7, 2013
Reference - 190 Pages
ISBN 9781848721449 - CAT# Y146586
Series: Current Issues in Social Psychology

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Summary

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.

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