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Publisher's Summary

From the moment it was published, The Psychology of Self-Esteem was recognized as a groundbreaking book that challenged and shook the very foundations of psychoanalysis and behaviorism. Dr. Branden's philosophy broke radically with the "mainstream" contemporary psychology of the time and set a new course for our studies and understanding of ourselves and our deepest natures. The genius of this benchmark work continues to shine through today, and its message continues to be of critical importance as we enter the 21st century. The Psychology of Self-Esteem presents a brilliant concept of the intertwining of human nature, mental health and illness, and the conditions necessary for the achievement of mental well-being. Here is the work that provided the genesis for so many concepts that today we take for granted. Here is an accessible, clear explanation of the true meaning of self-esteem, the relation of reason and emotion, the nature of free will, and the powerful impact of self-esteem on motivation, work, friendship, sex, and romantic love. This classic work is fresh, contemporary, and as vital and powerful as the day it was written. It remains a revolutionary contribution to man's understanding of himself.
© Nathaniel Branden and Estelle Devers Branden; (P)2000 by Audio Renaissance, an Imprint of Renaissance Media, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Nathaniel Branden will undoubtedly rank as one of the great psychologists of the 20th century." (Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider)
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By Tracy on 07-30-14

Intellectually Written Text Book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

If you need a text book on deep, psychological aspects of self esteem, then this is the book for you. I was disappointed with the whole over all feel of the book and was looking for something a little less wordy and easier to listen to.

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By Stacy on 12-01-11

Hard to follow for us common folk

This book is probably easier to follow if you're a college professor. Sounds like there's good content, I will just have to listen to it a few more times to understand it.

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6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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By Lasse on 12-22-08


This book gives an amazing insight into the processes and actions that lies behind the development of self-esteem in a person (Not a self-help book).

Sometimes I have some difficulty focusing my attention on the books I listen to as I am usually at work, this one didn't lose me at any point.

Absolutely a recommended listen.

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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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