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Psychology | Efficacy, Agency, and Self-Esteem

Efficacy, Agency, and Self-Esteem

Kernis, Michael H. (Ed.)

1995, XVIII, 258 p.

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Challenging current notions in self-esteem literature, this volume offers new insights into efficacy, agency, and self-esteem as well as the influence of these constructs on psychological well-being. Articles -contributed by prominent researchers- contain substantial new theoretical and empirical research that focuses on a wide range of personality and motivational phenomena. In addition, this volume promotes new directions for future research.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Evaluation - Motivation - autonomy - intelligence - personality - psychology - well-being

Related subjects » Cognitive Psychology - Personality & Social Psychology - Psychology

Table of contents 

Introduction; M.H. Kernis. Intrapersonal Dynamics: Is the Self Motivated to Do More than Enhance and/or Verify Itself? S. Epstein, B. Morling. Human Autonomy: The Basis for True Self-esteem; E.L. Deci, R.M. Ryan. Not All High (or Low) Self-esteem People Are the Same: Theory and Research on Stability of Self-esteem; K.D. Greenier, et al. Toward a Dualmotive Depth Psychology of Self and Social Behavior; J. Greenberg, et al. The Evaluative Organization of Selfknowledge: Origins, Process, and Implications for Self-esteem; C. Showers. Interpersonal/Contextual Concerns: Interpersonal Functions of the Self-esteem Motive: The Self-esteem System as a Sociometer; M.R. Leary, D.L. Downs. Self-esteem and the Extended Selfevaluation Maintenance Model: The Self in Social Context; S.R.H. Beach, A. Tesser. Overcoming a Lack of Selfassurance in an Achievement Domain: Creating Agency in Daily Life; R.E. Harlow, N. Cantor. Implicit Theories of Intelligence: Reconsidering the Role of Confidence in Achievement Motivation; Y.y. Hong, et al. Need for Control and Self-esteem: Two Routes to a High Desire for Control; J.M. Burger. Conclusion: Efficacy, Agency, and Selfesteem: Emerging Themes and Future Directions; M.H. Kernis. Index.

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