The Social Dynamics of Self-Esteem: Theory to Therapy

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Contents
LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURESix
PREFACExi
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSxv
1 SELF-ESTEEM PSYCHOLOGY1
Inferiority versus Superiority9
Goals: Realistic versus Unrealistic10
Life Style12
Pampered versus Neglected Style of Life13
Social Interest versus Self-Interest13
Degree of Activity14
Personality14
Conclusion16
2 TOWARD A DEFINITION OF SELF-ESTEEM19
The Emergence of the Self20
The Apperceptive Mass22
Ego Strength26
Self-Esteem: A Paradigm28
The Material/ Situational Level40
The Transcendental Level41
The Ego-Strength Level44
Conclusion49
Notes51
3 THE SELF-ESTEEM THEORY OF DEVIANCE53
Self-Esteem and Goal Orientation57

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