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Title The best within us : positive psychology perspectives on eudaimonia / edited by Alan S. Waterman
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (303 pages) : illustrations
Contents Recipes for a good life: eudaimonism and the contribution of philosophy / Valerie Tiberius -- Feelings, meanings, and optimal functioning: some distinctions between hedonic and eudaimonic well-being / Joar Vittersø -- What humans need: flourishing in Aristotelian philosophy and self-determination theory / Richard M. Ryan, Randall R. Curren, Edward L. Deci -- Eudaimonic well-being and health: mapping consequences of self-realization / Carol D. Ryff --Eudaimonic identity theory / Alan S. Waterman, Seth J. Schwartz -- Individual daimon, universal needs, and subjective well-being: happiness as the natural consequence of a life well lived / Kennon M. Sheldon -- Pursuing eudaimonia versus hedonia: distinctions, similarities, and relationships -- Veronika Huta -- Is meaning in life a flagship indicator of well-being? / Michael F. Steger, Joo Yeon Shin, Yerin Shim, Arissa Fitch-Martin -- Passion and optimal functioning in society: a eudaimonic perspective / Robert J. Vallerand -- Importance of who you really are: the role of the true self in eudaimonia / Rebecca J. Schlegel, Kelly A. Hirsch, Christina M. Smith / Cross-cultural perceptions of meaning and goals in adulthood: their roots and relations with happiness / Antonella Delle Fave, Marié Wissing, Ingrid Brdar, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Teresa Freire / Discovering positive lives and futures: adolescent eudaimonic expression through activity involvement / J. Douglas Coatsworth, Erin Hiley Sharp / Human strengths and well-being: finding the best within us at the intersection of eudaimonic philosophy, humanistic psychology, and positive psychology / P. Alex Linley
Summary "The nature of well-being has been a subject of long-standing concern in psychology. Much of the work on the topic has been directed toward subjective accounts of well-being. The contributors to this volume, in varying ways, have sought to expand the understanding of well-being beyond subjective indices, directing the attention of the field to psychological qualities that are now subsumed under the umbrella of eudaimonic functioning. As part of the growth of positive psychology, the past decade has seen a marked increase in attention paid to distinctions between hedonic and eudaimonic concepts. This book is devoted to exploring the breadth of theory and research regarding eudaimonic well-being, in order to help us better understand where this field has been, where it is now, and what may be possible in the future. Another of the goals underlying the construction of this book was the prospect of increasing dialogue between psychologists and philosophers on themes of mutual interest. This book is intended for a broad audience in the social sciences with an interest in the nature of happiness and well-being and in the empirical research that has been conducted with the goal of better understanding what constitutes a life well lived"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Positive psychology.
Human comfort.
comfort (sensation)
PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Success.
Human comfort
Positive psychology
Positive Psychologie
Form Electronic book
Author Waterman, Alan S
ISBN 9781433812620