Psychology

The Myth of Self-esteem

The Myth of Self-esteem

Author: Albert Ellis

Publisher: PROMETHEUS BKS

ISBN: UOM:39015062603751

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 393

Examining the thinking of great religious teachers, philosophers, and psychologists, the founder of one of the world's most successful forms of therapy teaches readers how to accept themselves--and others--unconditionally.
Psychology

Handbook of Positive Psychology

Handbook of Positive Psychology

Author: C. R. Snyder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198030942

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

View: 643

Psychology has long been enamored of the dark side of human existence, rarely exploring a more positive view of the mind. What has psychology contributed, for example, to our understanding of the various human virtues? Regrettably, not much. The last decade, however, has witnessed a growing movement to abandon the exclusive focus on the negative. Psychologists from several subdisciplines are now asking an intriguing question: "What strengths does a person employ to deal effectively with life?" The Handbook of Positive Psychology provides a forum for a more positive view of the human condition. In its pages, readers are treated to an analysis of what the foremost experts believe to be the fundamental strengths of humankind. Both seasoned professionals and students just entering the field are eager to grasp the power and vitality of the human spirit as it faces a multitude of life challenges. The Handbook is the first systematic attempt to bring together leading scholars to give voice to the emerging field of positive psychology.
Family & Relationships

The Myth of the Spoiled Child

The Myth of the Spoiled Child

Author: Alfie Kohn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738217253

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 242

Somehow, a set of deeply conservative assumptions about children -- what they're like and how they should be raised -- have congealed into the conventional wisdom in our society. Parents are accused of being both permissive and overprotective, unwilling to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. Young people, meanwhile, are routinely described as entitled and narcissistic . . . among other unflattering adjectives. In The Myth of the Spoiled Child, Alfie Kohn systematically debunks these beliefs -- not only challenging erroneous factual claims but also exposing the troubling ideology that underlies them. Complaints about pushover parents and coddled kids are hardly new, he shows, and there is no evidence that either phenomenon is especially widespread today -- let alone more common than in previous generations. Moreover, new research reveals that helicopter parenting is quite rare and, surprisingly, may do more good than harm when it does occur. The major threat to healthy child development, John argues, is posed by parenting that is too controlling rather than too indulgent. With the same lively, contrarian style that marked his influential books about rewards, competition, and education, Kohn relies on a vast collection of social science data, as well as on logic and humor, to challenge assertions that appear with numbing regularity in the popular press. These include claims that young people suffer from inflated self-esteem; that they receive trophies, praise, and As too easily; and that they would benefit from more self-discipline and "grit." These conservative beliefs are often accepted without question, even by people who are politically liberal. Kohn's invitation to reexamine our assumptions is particularly timely, then; his book has the potential to change our culture's conversation about kids and the people who raise them.
Religion

Confronting the Myth of Self-Esteem

Confronting the Myth of Self-Esteem

Author: Ester Rasband

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

ISBN: 1573453811

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 706

Psychology

Self-Esteem Issues and Answers

Self-Esteem Issues and Answers

Author: Michael H. Kernis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134952779

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

View: 905

Research and theory on self-esteem have flourished in recent years. This resurgence has produced multiple perpectives on fundamental issues surrounding the nature of self-esteem and its role in psychological functioning and interpersonal processes. Self-Esteem Issues and Answers brings together these various perspectives in a unique format. The book is divided into five sections. Section I focuses on core issues pertaining to the conceptualization and assesment of self-esteem, and when self-esteem is optimal. Section II concentrates on the determinants, development, and modifiability of self-esteem. Section III examines the evolutionary significance of self-esteem and its role in psychological processes and therapeutic settings. Section IV explores the social, relational, and cultural significance of self-esteem. Finally, Section V considers future directions for self-esteem researchers, practitioners, parents and teachers. This volume offers a wealth of perspectives from prominent researchers from different areas of psychology. Each expert contributor was asked to focus his or her chapter on a central self-esteem issue. Three or four experts addressed each question. The result is that Self-Esteem Issues and Answers provides a comprehensive sourcebook of current perspectives on a wide range of central self-esteem issues.
Self-Help

Building Self-esteem

Building Self-esteem

Author: David Bonham-Carter

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781848319615

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 840

Building Self-Esteem brings you easy-to-follow techniques for improving your self-image, so you can achieve a realistic and positive view of yourself and live a happier and more successful life. A positive self-image can help you to improve your relationships and focus on what matters to you, whether that’s dealing with feelings of inadequacy, exploring your creativity, or improving physical fitness. Based on psychological assessments and practical journaling exercises, Building Self-Esteem enables you to uncover your needs, preferences and concerns, and to move away from whatever is holding you back.
Education

Challenging the Cult of Self-Esteem in Education

Challenging the Cult of Self-Esteem in Education

Author: Kenzo E. Bergeron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351790765

Category: Education

Page: 126

View: 358

In this book, Bergeron demonstrates the negative emotional and pedagogical repercussions that result from American educators’ embrace of self-esteem and the dogma surrounding its acceptance. Critically interpreting the meaning of self-esteem in education, he challenges "common sense" assumptions surrounding this notion and questions the historical, political, philosophical, and pedagogical forces that have shaped this psychological construct in education. Interrogating the pedagogical practices linked to student empowerment, self-determination, and social agency in the classroom, Bergeron discusses the ways in which the promise of self-esteem has backfired, particularly for marginalized and impoverished students.
Social Science

Reinventing Justice

Reinventing Justice

Author: James L. Nolan Jr.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400824762

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 787

Drug courts offer radically new ways to deal with the legal and social problems presented by repeat drug offenders, often dismissing criminal charges as an incentive for participation in therapeutic programs. Since the first drug court opened in 1989 in Florida, close to 600 have been established throughout the United States. Although some observers have questioned their efficacy, no one until now has constructed an overall picture of the drug court phenomenon and its place in an American history of the social control of drugs. Here James Nolan examines not only how therapeutic strategies deviate from traditional judiciary proceedings, but also how these differences reflect changes afoot in American culture and conceptions of justice. Nolan draws upon extensive fieldwork to analyze a new type of courtroom drama in which the judge engages directly and regularly with the defendant-turned-client, lawyers play a reduced and less adversarial role, and treatment providers exert unprecedented influence in determining judicially imposed sanctions. The author considers the intended as well as unexpected consequences of therapeutic jurisprudence: for example, behavior undergoes a pathological reinterpretation, guilt is discredited, and the client's life story and ability to convince the judge of his or her willingness to change take on a new importance. Nolan finds that, fueled in part by the strength of therapeutic sensibilities in American culture, the drug court movement continues to expand and advances with it new understandings of the meaning and practice of justice.
Self-Help

Pathways to Lasting Self-Esteem

Pathways to Lasting Self-Esteem

Author: Stanley J.Gross

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781418470241

Category: Self-Help

Page: 258

View: 694

Pathways to Lasting Self-Esteem is based on the authors experience as a psychotherapist with his low self-esteem clients. Dr. Gross recognizes the tenacity of low self-esteem, yet he affirms that much can be done to raise it. In Pathways to Lasting Self-Esteem he distinguishes his unique approach to raising self-esteem from the many superficial manipulations commonly ineffective in making a durable impact. The book follows a stepwise method that provides practical guidance in a skill-oriented route for the journey. Pathways to Self-Esteem recognizes four levels for the development of self-esteem each featuring distinct dilemmas, goals, tasks, and skills. Readers will find the challenge to change buffered by hope to counter despair and safe options to offset fear.
Social Science

Generation Me

Generation Me

Author: Jean M. Twenge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743276986

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 196

Draws on more than a decade of research to identify the challenges being faced by today's young adults, offering insight into how unprecedented levels of competitiveness, economic imbalances, and changes in sexual dynamics are resulting in higher incidences of life dissatisfaction and psychological turmoil. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Social Science

Therapy Culture:Cultivating Vu

Therapy Culture:Cultivating Vu

Author: Frank Furedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134356348

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 139

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Sports & Recreation

Sport for Development

Sport for Development

Author: Fred Coalter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135173616

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 349

Sport is increasingly regarded as a powerful tool in international development. In this comprehensive introduction to the area of ‘sport-for-development’, leading researcher Fred Coalter critically evaluates the strengths and weaknesses and successes and failures of sport-for-development policies and programs. Beginning with an outline of the historical development of policies of sport-for-development, this book explores the objectives that remain central to international sport-for-development initiatives, including issues of defining and measuring impacts, the development of self-efficacy and leadership skills, female empowerment, HIV/AIDS awareness and social capital. Drawing on a wealth of fieldwork experience and empirical data from the most extensive monitoring and evaluation project ever undertaken with sport-for-development organisations, this is an unparalleled and fully integrated assessment of theory, policy and practice in international sport-for-development. Sport-for-development: What game are we playing is essential reading for any student or practitioner with an interest in sport-for-development, sports policy or international development.