The Psychology of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
The Psychology of Self-Esteem is the revolutionary work that broke radically with the mainstream of contemporary psychology, challenging and rejecting both psychoanalysis and behaviorism in favor of a new concept of self-image. Embracing the notion of "personal responsibility", Branden believes that self-esteem lies at the heart of all success in both relationships and career, and must be generated internally. He says, "When we seek it in externals, in the action and responses of others we invite tragedy."
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Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D. studied psychology at UCLA and did his graduate work at New York University. His reputation as an original and challenging thinker began with articles in the Objectivist, a journal of ideas that he co-founded with novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand. He is the renowned author of twenty books, including My Years with Ayn Rand, Taking Responsibility, and The Art of Living Consciously. He is in private practice in Los Angeles and offers consulting to corporations worldwide.