The best within us : positive psychology perspectives on eudaimonia /

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Imprint:Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2013.
Description:1 online resource (303 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Positive psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Applied Psychology.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Happiness.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- Success.
Positive psychology.
Positive Psychologie
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Other authors / contributors:Waterman, Alan S.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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).
Other form:Print version: Best within us. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2013 9781433812613