Why We Don't Need Self-Esteem: On Fundamental Needs, Contingent Love, and Mindfulness

@inproceedings{Ryan2003WhyWD,
  title={Why We Don't Need Self-Esteem: On Fundamental Needs, Contingent Love, and Mindfulness},
  author={Richard M. Ryan and Kirk Warren Brown},
  year={2003}
}
Self-esteem would appear to be a laudable quality. Indeed, from a superficial view, what could be wrong with esteeming the self? Esteeming oneself would seem akin to the other prescriptions of modern social-cognitive psychology: Be optimistic; hold positive illusions; expect success; feel efficacious; be happy. But like many of these “positive” prescriptions, the admonition to esteem oneself is more complex and problematic than it seems. We believe that Kernis (this issue), in working to… CONTINUE READING

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