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The Doctrine of God


  Image via Wikipedia   The Doctrine of God For some Christians the idea of self-esteem, especially the valuing of high self-esteem, is offensive.  They find it difficult to square this concept with Jesus, call for self-denial and his condemnation … Continue reading

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Psychological Centrality


  Image via Wikipedia   Psychological Centrality This principle is basic to the formation of self-esteem because it represents a person’s self-values.  The qualities that are psychologically central to a person will determine which of the inputs from others affect … Continue reading

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Sub-Principles


  Image via Wikipedia   Sub-principles All three sub-principles are concerned with the role of other people’s attitudes in shaping a person’s self-esteem.  Though conceptually distinct, all these processes may produce the same positive or negative result.  Consider the example … Continue reading

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Reflective Appraisal


  Image via Wikipedia   Reflected Appraisal Rosenberg has identified four principles that are related to self-concept formation, and which underlie the development of self-esteem, as well.  These principles are associated with interpersonal and social processes. Reflected Appraisal This principle … Continue reading

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High Self-Esteemers


  Image via Wikipedia   High Self-Esteemers High self-esteemers are self-affirmers; through self-validation, they feel basically confident about who they are.  Although they are not critical of themselves, they are realistically aware of both their strengths and their shortcomings.  High … Continue reading

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Low Self-Esteemers


  Image by Travis S. via Flickr   Low Self-Esteemers These lonely, unhappy people tend to have a negative view of life and of God. They usually  are anxious about the future and bored with life; life is often quite … Continue reading

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The Importance of Self-Esteem


  Image via Wikipedia   The Importance of Self-Esteem Self-esteem is an important factor in the dynamics of preaching because of its fundamental significance in the lives of people.  The importance of self-esteem to the well-being of persons can hardly … Continue reading

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Underlying Processes


Image by SweeMing YOUNG via Flickr Underlying Processes When self-esteem is thought of as self-affection, or self-love, it refers to worth in a moral or existential sense.  A person is regarded not as a means to specific goals, but as … Continue reading

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Self-concept


  Image via Wikipedia   Self-concept Self-esteem, then, is the degree to which a person accepts and values him- or herself.  It is a feeling about one’s personal worthiness. Self-concept is cognitive in nature; self-esteem is attitudinal.  The self-concept is … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem


Self-esteem To understand the nature of self-esteem, one needs a definition, as well as a comprehension of its underlying processes and dimensions. Defining SelAf-Esteem In contemporary psychological literature, there are a variety of terms used to refer to the self: … Continue reading

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