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Self-criticism and Self-enhancement

Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications


ISBN: 9781433801150

Publication Date: Oct 2007

Format: Hardback

Includes over 25 psychologists and scholars who present the pros and cons of regarding self-criticism as either "good" or "bad." This book illustrates the benefits of evaluating these concepts to demonstrate how negative and positive psychological variables may function as a virtue in one situation and as a vice in another situation.
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In recent years, we have witnessed a proliferation of writing on "positive psychology" that focuses on variables such as optimism, personal control, self-esteem, and personal striving. At the same time, much of recent pop psychology has emphasized the importance of overcoming different forms of self-criticism, including poor self-esteem and perfectionism. These positive or negative variables clearly influence the quality of our lives. But is self-criticism always a bad thing, and is self-enhancement really so unequivocally good? What are the costs and benefits associated with each?In "Self-Criticism and Self-Enhancement: Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications", editor Edward C. Chang has enlisted over 25 distinguished psychologists and scholars who present the pros and cons of regarding self-criticism or self-enhancement as either "good" or "bad." Collectively, they illustrate the benefits of evaluating these concepts more complexly to demonstrate how negative and positive psychological variables may function as a virtue in one situation and as a vice in another situation. Drawing on the works of both philosophers and researchers, the contributors search for a deeper and broader understanding of these fundamental psychological concepts, and they evaluate their effect on individuals and the larger society.
Illustrations Illustrations
Date Published 30 Oct 2007
Publisher American Psychological Association
Subject/s Cognition & cognitive psychology   The self, ego, identity, personality  

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