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Shame and the Origins of Self-Esteem


Shame manifests itself in many ways. We may have feelings of inferiority, humiliation, shyness or embarrassment. It also makes us fearful of entering into shameful situations. In particular, we are ashamed at our public nakedness. Shame and the Origins of Self-Esteem explores how a lack of self-esteem is the root cause of a susceptibility to shame. Drawing heavily on modern infant research, Mario Jacoby shows how our feelings of self-worth are rooted in our childhood experiences and environment. Shame is also an archetypal ...

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Shame and the Origins of Self-Esteem
1996, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415105804

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