Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology, 4th Edition: Research, Theory, and Practice

Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology, 4th Edition: Research, Theory, and Practice

by Christopher J. Mruk

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Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology, 4th Edition: Research, Theory, and Practice by Christopher J. Mruk

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 Mruk's often-cited theoretical framework for self-esteem. Featuring the author's 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 relationships
  • Validity issues in researching self-esteem
  • The concept of authenticity in the self
  • Self-esteem as a function of motivation and well-being
  • Existentially oriented theory

Key Features:

  • Offers the most comprehensive and thorough overview of self-esteem theory and research available
  • Considers self-esteem from personality, human development, and clinical perspectives
  • Contains updated and more integrated coverage of self-esteem as a major element of positive psychology
  • Places clinical practices that enhance self-esteem in the context of evidence-based practice
  • Features expanded coverage of personal relationships, research issues, and well-being in self

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826108982
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Chris Mruk, PhD, was trained in general psychology at Michigan State University in 1971 and in clinical psychology at Duquesne University in 1981. His clinical background includes working in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, supervising a methadone program in Detroit, working in emergency psychiatric services, directing a counseling center at St. Francis College in Pennsylvania, doing some private practice, and serving as a consulting psychologist to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio. He is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Chris's academic experience includes some 20 years of teaching psychology and training mental health professionals. He is a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University, Firelands College, Ohio, where he has won the college's Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished Scholar awards. His publications include a number of academically oriented articles, several chapters and, coauthored with Joan Hartzell, Zen and Psychotherapy: Integrating Tradition and Nontraditional Approaches (2003, paperback 2006, Springer Publishing Company). Chris and his Wife Marsha, whose career involves directing large-scale mental health programs, live in Sandusky, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Crucial Issue of Defining Self-Esteem

Chapter 2: Self-Esteem Research Problems and Issues

Chapter 3: Major Self-Esteem Research Findings

Chapter 4: Major Self-Esteem Theories and Programs

Chapter 5: A Meaning-Based, Two-Factor Theory of Self-Esteem

Chapter 6: Competence and Worthiness Training (CWT)

Chapter 7: Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology

Appendix: Self-Esteem Enhancement 5-Week Program

References

Index

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Crucial Issue of Defining Self-Esteem

Chapter 2: Self-Esteem Research Problems and Issues

Chapter 3: Major Self-Esteem Research Findings

Chapter 4: Major Self-Esteem Theories and Programs

Chapter 5: A Meaning-Based, Two-Factor Theory of Self-Esteem

Chapter 6: Competence and Worthiness Training (CWT)

Chapter 7: Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology

Appendix: Self-Esteem Enhancement 5-Week Program

References

Index

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