Branden, N. (1994). The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Proposes the following sources of self-esteem: living consciously, self-acceptance, self-responsibility, self-assertiveness, living purposefully, and personal integrity; addresses self-esteem with respect to school, work, therapy, and culture.

McKay, M., & Fanning, P. (1987). Self-Esteem. Based on the idea that low self-esteem is related to an internal self-critic; chapters focus on topics such as cognitive distortions, “shoulds,” responding to criticism, and handling mistakes.

Sokol, L. & Fox, M.G. (2009). Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem. The authors utilize basic concepts from cognitive therapy (i.e., that how you think influences how you feel and how you behave), to work towards changing thinking—in particular,the self-doubt that undermines self-confidence.

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