Morris Rosenberg was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland from 1975 until his death in 1992. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1953 and also had positions at Cornell University and the National Institute of Mental Health before accepting the position at the University of Maryland. He is known all over the world for his work on self-esteem and self-concept. He has written and edited many books and articles. His books include Society and the Adolescent’s Self- Image (1965), Conceiving the Self (1979), Social Psychology of the Self-Concept (1982), and The Unread Mind: Unraveling the Mystery of Madness (1992)
By far his most well-known work is the Rosenberg self-esteem test, which is a simple test of 10 questions, each with four possible answers from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”.