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Lecture 4 - What is self-esteem? Cultural Psychology...

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Cultural Psychology April12th, 2011 What is self-esteem? • “…average tone of self-feeling that each of us carries about with him, and which is independent of the objective reasons we may have for satisfaction or discontent (James, 1890).” • “…a self-reflexive attitude that results from conceiving the self as an object of evaluation (Rosenberg, 1979).” • Feelings of affection for oneself (Brown, 1998) Self-Esteem • State vs. Trait • Specific vs. Global Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale 1. I feel I am a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others. 2. I feel I have number of good qualities. 3. All in all, I am inclined to feel I am a failure. 4. I am able to do things as well as most other people. 5. I feel I do not have much to be proud of, compared to most other people. 6. I take a positive attitude toward myself. 7. On the whole, I am satisfied with myself. 8. I wish I could have more respect for myself. 9. I certainly feel useless at times. 10. At times I think I am no good at all. Self-Esteem in American Cultural Context • NY Times (2/3/02) article by Lauren Slater Distribution of self esteem scores among European Canadians (mean = 39.6)
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course PSY 154 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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