This new edition of the original text reveals how Nathaniel Branden's landmark book broke the rules of conventional behavioral theory and promulgated his revolutionary ideas on the critical role that self-esteem plays in living a healthy, fulfilling life. The book offers an in-depth exploration of the need for self-esteem, the nature of that need, the conditions of fulfillment, and how self-esteem (or lack of it) affects our values, responses, and goals. Branden also debunks the misguided notion that self-esteem is a "feel-good phenomenon" and shows instead how self-esteem, rationality, perseverance, self-responsibility, and personal integrity are all intimately related.
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About the Author
NATHANIEL BRANDEN is the author of many books on self-esteem including the perennially best-selling The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (1995), A Woman's Self-Esteem (Jossey-Bass, 1998), and Self-Esteem at Work (Jossey-Bass, 1998). He is also the author of the memoir My Years with Ayn Rand (Jossey-Bass, 1999).
Table of Contents
Preface to the 32nd Anniversary Edition.
Part One: The Foundations.
1. Psychology as a Science.
2. Man: A Living Being.
3. Man: A Rational Being.
4. Man: A Being of Volitional Consciousness.
6. Mental Health.
Part Two: The Psychology of Self-Esteem.
7. The Nature and Source of Self-Esteem.
9. Pathological Anxiety: A Crisis of Self-Esteem.
10. Social Metaphysics.
11. Self-Esteem and Romantic Love.
Epilogue: Working with Self-Esteem in Psychotherapy.