Roy F. Baumeister, Joseph P. Forgas
How to live well and the search for meaning have long been of intense concern to humans; maybe because Homo sapiens is the only species aware of its own mortality. In the past few decades; empirical psychology made a major contribution to this quest. The Social Psychology of Living Well; (PDF) surveys groundbreaking work by leading international researchers; demonstrating that social psychology is the core discipline for understanding well-being and the search for meaning. Basic conceptual and theoretical principles are discussed; drawing on philosophy; evolutionary theory and psychology; followed by an evaluation of the role of purposeful; motivated activity and self-control in achieving life satisfaction. The role of emotional and cognitive processes and the influence of social; interpersonal and cultural factors in promoting a happy and meaningful life are discussed. The ebook will be of interest to students; researchers and practitioners in the behavioral and social sciences; as well as to laypersons for whom enhancing the quality of human life and understanding the principles of well-being are of interest.
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