Psychology (Humanities), 1965

The notion of admiring yourself for the perfect little thing you are. What children should be made of.

In the mid-1960s, social psychologist Morris Rosenberg attempted to describe the idea of “conceiving the self”; naming it ” ‘self-esteem” (self-admiration) through his book “Society and the adolescent self-image”, and developed a scale (RSES) to “measure” it. Up until that time, it had been considered a pejorative expression of pride.