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.
Series:Oxford handbooks
Oxford handbooks.
Subject:Culture -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology and the humanities.
Psychologie et sciences humaines.
Culture -- Psychological aspects.
Psychology and the humanities.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Tay, Louis (Psychologist), editor.
Pawelski, James O., 1967- editor.
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"--
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editors
  • List of Contributors
  • Part I. Overview of the Positive Humanities
  • 1. Introduction: The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Human Flourishing
  • 2. The Positive Humanities: Culture and Human Flourishing
  • Part II. Historical and Current Trends
  • 3. The History of the Humanities and Human Flourishing
  • 4. Toward a Contextual Model of Arts and Humanities Engagement and Human Flourishing
  • 5. Flourishing Effects of Integrating the Arts and Humanities in STEM Education: A Review of Past Studies and an Agenda for Future Research
  • Part III. Flourishing Outcomes
  • 6. Art, Music, and Literature: Do the Humanities Make Our Lives Richer, Happier, and More Meaningful?
  • 7. Lessons for Positive Arts and Humanities from the Science of Meaning in Life
  • 8. Cultivating Psychological Well-Being through Arts-Based Interventions
  • 9. The Neuroscience of Well-Being: A General Framework and Its Relation to Humanistic Flourishing
  • 10. How to Encourage People to Engage with the Arts and Humanities: Suggestions from Self-Efficacy Theory and Research
  • 11. Understanding and Improving Emotion Regulation: Lessons from Psychological Science and the Humanities
  • 12. Character and Virtues in the Arts and Humanities
  • 13. Holocaust and Humanity: Depicting Realities While Creating Pathways for Future Upstanders, Strengths Use, and Flourishing
  • Part IV. Pathways from Arts and Humanities Engagement to Human Flourishing
  • 14. The Role of Passion in the Arts and Humanities: How Quality of Engagement Matters
  • 15. Flow in the Arts and Humanities: On Cultivating Human Complexity
  • 16. Stories for Good: Transportation into Narrative Worlds
  • 17. Awe, Approached
  • 18. The Role of Reflection in Transformative Learning: Stan and Student Experiences
  • 19. Creativity and Human Flourishing
  • 20. The Flourishing Congregations Project: Character Strengths Pathways to Enhance Well-Being beyond the Individual
  • 21. No Man Is an Island: How Community Arts and Social Support Underpin Well-Being
  • 22. A Walk in the Sun: The Awakening of Human Flourishing in Creative Youth Development
  • 23. Love and Other Positive Emotions in Contemporary Visual and Social Practice Art
  • Part V. Disciplinary Considerations
  • 24. Music and Flourishing
  • 25. Visual Arts and Community Well-Being
  • 26. Film and Meaning
  • 27. Embodiment and Containment: Flexible Pathways to Flourishing in Theatre
  • 28. Philosophy and Well-Being
  • 29. History and Human Flourishing: Using the Past to Address the Present
  • 30. Practical Wisdom: What Philosophy and Literature Can Add to Psychology
  • 31. Contributions of Reading Fiction to Well-Being: Positive, Negative, and Ambiguous Consequences of Engaging with Fiction
  • 32. The Holiness of Wholeness: Religious Contributions to Human Flourishing
  • 33. Insight and Sight: The Interplay between the Humanities and Business and the Impact on Student Well-Being
  • 34. The Medical Humanities: Embracing the Interdisciplinary Art of Medicine and Healthcare
  • Part VI. Public Engagement and Policy
  • 35. Investigating the Contributions of the Public Humanities to Human Development
  • 36. "Museotherapy": A New Concept for Promoting Health, Well-Being, and Therapy through Art
  • 37. Humanities and Public Policy: Forging Citizens and the Nation
  • 38. The Contribution of the Arts to Flourishing and Health
  • Index