It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Exploring what positive self-regard really takes—and why it matters
Christopher Mruk, Ph.D.
Authentic self-esteem creates a bridge between humanistic and positive psychology.
Part XI: What are "self-esteem moments?" Why do they matter? How can positive self-esteem moments increase self-esteem?
Part 10: Mental health and well-being are more that just the absence of unhappiness or illness.
Part IX: Self-esteem plays three different roles in personal and interpersonal well-being.
Part VIII: Positive self-esteem moments can undo some of the effects of low self-esteem and reduce defensive self-esteem.
Gender, culture, and self-esteem: Are they connected—and if so, how?
Self-esteem is about more that just you. Your self-esteem affects others—and their self-esteem can affect your relationships and your sense of self.
Have you ever wondered where to look for authentic self-esteem? Where does it come from? There are four sources of authentic self-esteem that can increase well-being.
Why think about authentic self-esteem? Because it has two important functions we all need for well-being.
What are the differences between low, defensive, medium, and authentic self-esteem?
Self-esteem can be seen in terms of success or competence, feeling good about oneself or worthiness, or as a relationship between competence and worthiness. But there's a catch.
Some criticize the concept of self-esteem, not realizing it is defined in three ways. Two lead to intellectual, behavioral, and social problems; the third does not.
Christopher Mruk, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University and the author of Feeling Good by Doing Good: A Guide to Authentic Self-Esteem and Well-Being.