9781841694207

Self-Esteem Issues and Answers: A Sourcebook of Current Perspectives

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    1841694207

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-07-28
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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Summary

This volume provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of knowledge regarding self-esteem and its role in psychological and interpersonal functioning. It is divided into five sections, covering: conceptualization and assessment of self-esteem development and determinants of self-esteem psychological functioning and self-esteem self-esteem in a social context future directions of research and knowledge of self-esteem Contributors are all major names in clinical, developmental, personality, and social psychology, whose short chapters provide an overview of the topic, in addition to putting forward their own original and groundbreaking research and theory, based on solid empirical studies. The book is given additional coherence by the inclusion of commentaries by the Editor throughout. The volume is an essential sourcebook for psychologists researching in this important field of Self and Identity, Clinical/Counseling studentand practitioners, and those working in Educational Psychology.

Table of Contents

About the Editor xiii
Contributors xv
Preface xix
Section I: Conceptualizing and Assessing Self-Esteem 1(140)
Question 1
1 The Three Faces of Self-Esteem
4(6)
Jonathon D. Brown and Margaret A. Marshall
2 Defining Self-Esteem: An Often Overlooked Issue with Crucial Implications
10(6)
Christopher J. Mruk
3 What is the Nature of Self-Esteem? Unidimensional and Multidimensional Perspectives
16(10)
Herbert W. Marsh, Rhonda G. Craven, and Andrew J. Martin
Question 2
4 Global Self-Esteem: Divergent and Convergent Validity Issues
26(10)
Edward J. O'Brien, Mia Bartoletti, Jeffrey D. Leitzel, and Jean P. O'Brien
5 On the Divergent and Convergent Validity of Self-Esteem
36(8)
Jerry Suls
6 Divergent and Convergent Validity of Self-Esteem: A State Perspective
44(9)
John B. Nezlek
Question 3
7 Conceptualization, Measurement, and Functioning of Nonconscious Self-Esteem
53(7)
Jennifer K. Bosson
8 Nonconscious Self-Esteem: Is There Something You're Not Telling Yourself?
60(9)
Christian H. Jordan, Christine Logel, Steven J. Spencer, and Mark P. Zanna
9 Conscious and Unconscious Self-Esteem from the Perspective of Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory
69(8)
Seymour Epstein
10 Assessing Stability of Self-Esteem and Contingent Self-Esteem
77(11)
Michael H. Kernis and Brian M. Goldman
Question 4
11 Assessing Self-Esteem via Self-Reports and Nonreactive Instruments: Issues and Recommendations
88(8)
Jennifer K. Bosson
12 The Assessment of Implicit and Explicit Self-Esteem: Lessons from Motive Research
96(6)
Richard Koestner and Geneviève A. Mageau
13 Implicit and Explicit Self-Esteem: Theoretical and Methodological Refinements
102(8)
Andrew Karpinski and Jennifer A. Steinberg
14 Moral Value, Agency, and the Measurement of Self-Esteem
110(9)
Romin W. Tafarodi and Caroline Ho
Question 5
15 What is Optimal Self-Esteem?
119(6)
Jennifer Crocker
16 What is Optimal Self-Esteem? The Cultivation and Consequences of Contingent vs. True Self-Esteem as Viewed from the Self-Determination Theory Perspective
125(7)
Richard Ryan and Kirk Warren Brown
17 Making Diamonds Out of Coal: The Role of Authenticity in Healthy (Optimal) Self-Esteem and Psychological Functioning
132(12)
Brian M. Goldman
Section II: Development and Determinants of Self-Esteem 141(110)
Question 6
18 The Development of Self-Esteem
144(7)
Susan Harter
19 Development of the Self-Esteem Motive
151(6)
Howard B. Kaplan
20 Origins and Developmental Influences on Self-Esteem
157(7)
Daniel Hart, Robert Atkins, and Natasha Tursi
Question 7
21 Changing Self-Esteem: Research and Practice
164(6)
Christopher J. Mruk
22 Self-Esteem Change: Addressing the Possibility of Enduring Improvements in Feelings of Self-Worth
170(8)
Heather D. Tevendale and David L. DuBois
23 Improving Self-Esteem
178(10)
Roos Vonk
Question 8
24 A Self-Determination Theory Perspective on the Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Aspects of Self-Esteem
188(7)
Arlen C. Moller, Ron Friedman, and Edward L. Deci
25 To What Extent is Self-Esteem Influenced by Interpersonal as Compared with Intrapersonal Processes? What are These Processes?
195(6)
Mark R. Leary
26 The Antecedents of Self-Esteem
201(7)
William Swami, Jr and D. Conor Seyle
Question 9
27 Self-Knowledge and Self-Esteem
208(8)
Rick H. Hoyle
28 Pathways Among Self-Knowledge and Self-Esteem: Are They Direct or Indirect?
216(8)
Camlin J. Showers and Virgil Zeigler-Hill
29 Who Do You Think You Are? On the Link Between Self-Knowledge and Self-Esteem
224(6)
Aafje C. Brandt and Roos Vonk
Question 10
30 Facilitating Children's Self-Esteem: The Role of Parents and Teachers
230(8)
Wendy S. Grolnick and Krista L. Beisivenger
31 Nurturing Self-Esteem in Young People
238(6)
Nathaniel Branden
32 How Can Optimal Self-Esteem Be Facilitated in Children and Adolescents by Parents and Teachers?
244(10)
Martin V. Covington
Section III: Self-Esteem and Psychological Functioning 251(96)
Question 11
33 Self-Esteem is Central to Human Well-Being
254(6)
Sheldon Solomon
34 Examining the Role of Self-Esteem in Psychological Functioning and Well-Being
260(7)
Erika J. Koch
35 Self-Esteem Processes are Central to Psychological Functioning and Well-Being
267(7)
Abraham Tesser and Leonard L. Martin
Question 12
36 Having and Pursuing Self-Esteem: Costs and Benefits
274(7)
Jennifer Crocker
37 Possessing and Striving for high Self-Esteem
281(7)
Frederick Rhodewalt
38 Should People with Low Self-Esteem Strive for High Self-Esteem?
288(10)
Joanne V. Wood, Danu B. Anthony, and Walter F. Foddis
Question 13
39 Self-Esteem from a Clinical Perspective
298(8)
John E. Roberts
40 Self-Esteem, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy
306(10)
Edward J. O'Brien, Mia Bartoletti, and Jeffrey D. Leitzel
41 Self-Esteem in Therapeutic Settings and Emotional Disorders
316(12)
Tracy DeHart and Howard Tennen
Question 14
42 The Evolution of Self-Esteem
328(6)
Sarah E. Hill and David M. Buss
43 The Adaptive Functions of Self-Evaluative Psychological Mechanisms
334(6)
Lee A. Kirkpatrick and Bruce J. Ellis
44 Self-Esteem: Evolutionary Roots and Historical Cultivation
340(10)
W. Keith Campbell and Joshua D. Foster
Section IV: Self-Esteem in Social Context 347(74)
Question 15
45 Self-Esteem: Its Relational Contingencies and Consequences
350(9)
Sandra L. Murray
46 Self-Esteem and Close Relationship Dynamics
359(8)
Mark W. Baldwin
47 Self-Esteem and Rejection Sensitivity in Close Relationships
367(9)
Kathy Berenson and Geraldine Downey
Question 16
48 Does Self-Esteem Matter Equally Across Cultures?
376(7)
Shinobu Kitayama
49 Primacy of Personal over Collective Self and Cultural Considerations
383(6)
Constantine Sedikides and Lowell Gaertner
50 What is the Interface between Culture and Self-Esteem?
389(9)
Jean M. Twenge
Question 17
51 The Self-Esteem Motive: Positive and Negative Consequences for Self and Society
398(9)
Timothy J. Owens and Alyson R. McDavitt
52 What Role Does Self-Esteem Play in the Ills and Triumphs of Society?
407(5)
Tom Pyszczynski
53 How Self-Esteem Relates to the Ills and Triumphs of Society
412(12)
Dianne M. Tice and Matthew Gailliot
Section V: Future Directions 421(22)
Question 18
54 What Are the Most Pressing Issues Facing Researchers?
424(6)
Mark R. Leary
55 Where Do We Co from Here?
430(9)
Susan Harter
56 What Needs to Be Done?
439(4)
Nathaniel Branden
Author Index 443(14)
Subject Index 457

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