Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology - Christopher J. Mruk PhD

Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology

By Christopher J. Mruk PhD

  • Release Date: 2013-03-28
  • Genre: Psychology
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Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology Christopher J. Mruk PhD Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

"The author's voice is engaged, authoritative, and convinced of the esential role self-esteem plays in connecting psychological theory to clinical practice, a perspective many readers will welcome....Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

This new edition of the most comprehensive text available on the theories, research findings, and practice implications of self-esteem represents a major shift in our contemporary understanding of self-esteem and positive psychology. The book has been thoroughly updated to integrate positive psychology themes throughout and explain how self-esteem enhancement interventions fit into evidence-based practice. This insightful work provides scholars, clinicians, and students with both an extensive overview of research and with Mrukís often-cited theoretical framework for self-esteem. Featuring the authorís noted Competence and Worthiness Training program for enhancing self-esteem, this fourth edition reflects changes in the field by also including expanded coverage of:
Self-esteem in relationshipsValidity issues in researching self-esteemThe concept of authenticity in the selfSelf-esteem as a function of motivation and well-beingExistentially oriented theoryKey Features:Offers the most comprehensive and thorough overview of self-esteem theory and research availableConsiders self-esteem from personality, human development, and clinical perspectivesContains updated and more integrated coverage of self-esteem as a major element of positive psychologyPlaces clinical practices that enhance self-esteem in the context of evidence-based practiceFeatures expanded coverage of personal relationships, research issues, and well-being in self

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