The Oxford handbook of the positive humanities /

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Imprint:New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
Description:xxiv, 547 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Language:English
Series:Oxford handbooks
Oxford handbooks.
Subject:Culture -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology and the humanities.
Well-being.
Happiness.
Happiness
Psychologie et sciences humaines.
Bien-être.
Bonheur.
Culture -- Psychological aspects.
Happiness.
Psychology and the humanities.
Well-being.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12731194
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Other authors / contributors:Tay, Louis (Psychologist), editor.
Pawelski, James O., 1967- editor.
ISBN:9780190064570
0190064579
9780190064594
9780190064587
9780190064600
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"The Oxford Handbook of the Positive Humanities is the foundational scientific reference for the new and rapidly growing field of the Positive Humanities, an emerging interdisciplinary domain of inquiry and practice focused on the arts and humanities in relation to human flourishing. This handbook comprises 38 chapters authored by more than 70 leading experts across a wide range of academic disciplines. The volume begins with an overview of the science and culture of human flourishing, covering historical and current trends in this literature. Next, contributors consider the well-being benefits of engagement with the arts and humanities, identifying neurological, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social pathways to human flourishing. These pathways lead to detailed investigations of individual fields within the arts and humanities, including music, art, theatre, film, literature, philosophy, history, and religion. Along the way, the book synthesizes theory, research, and exemplary practice, concluding with thought-provoking discussions of avenues for public engagement and policy. With its expansive coverage of both the field as a whole and specialized disciplinary and interdisciplinary drivers, this handbook advances the literature on the theory and science of well-being and extends the scope of the arts and humanities"--
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Summary:This handbook examines the new and rapidly growing field of the positive humanities--an area of academic research at the intersection of positive psychology and the arts and humanities. Written by leading experts across a wide range of academic disciplines, the volume begins with an overview of the science and culture of human flourishing, covering historical and current trends in this literature. Next, contributors consider the well-being benefits of engagement with the arts and humanities, marking out neurological, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social pathways to human flourishing. These pathways lead to detailed investigations of individual fields within the arts and humanities, including music, the visual arts, philosophy, history, literature, religion, theater, and film. Along the way, the book thoroughly synthesizes theory, research, and exemplary practice, concluding with thought-provoking discussions of avenues for public engagement and policy.<br> <br> With its expansive coverage of both the field as a whole and specialized disciplinary and interdisciplinary drivers, The Oxford Handbook of the Positive Humanities advances the literature on the theory and science of well-being and extends the scope of the arts and humanities.
Physical Description:xxiv, 547 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780190064570
0190064579
9780190064594
9780190064587
9780190064600