Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth

  title={Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth},
  author={Roy F. Baumeister and Jennifer D. Campbell and Joachim Israel Krueger and Kathleen D. Vohs},
  journal={Scientific American},
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