A Life Worth Living: Contributions to Positive Psychology by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Isabella Selega Csikszentmihalyi

By Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Isabella Selega Csikszentmihalyi

A lifestyles worthy Living brings jointly the most recent suggestion on optimistic Psychology from a global solid of students. It contains historic, philosophical, and empirical studies of what psychologists have came across to topic for private happiness and overall healthiness. The contributions to this quantity agree on priciples of optimum improvement that begin from in basic terms fabric and egocentric issues, yet then bring about ever broader circles of accountability embracing the targets of others and the health of our environment; at the significance of spirituality; at the improvement of strengths particular to the person.

instead of fabric luck, reputation, or energy, the investigations said during this quantity recommend that for my part developed objectives, intrinsic motivation, and a feeling of autonomy are even more very important. The chapters point out that complication and pain don't unavoidably make us unsatisfied, and so they recommend therapeutical implications for bettering the standard of lifestyles. particular subject matters lined contain the formation of optimum adolescence values and conduct in addition to a brand new point of view on aging.

This quantity offers a strong counterpoint to a mistakenly reductionist psychology. They express that subjective event may be studied scientifically and measured safely. They spotlight the potentiality for autonomy and freedom that's one of the Most worthy parts of the human situation. in addition, they make a powerful case for the significance of subjective phenomena, which frequently have an effect on happiness greater than exterior, fabric conditions.

After lengthy a long time within which psychologists looked as if it would have forgotten that distress isn't the basically alternative, the blossoming of confident Psychology grants a greater figuring out of what a full of life, significant existence may perhaps encompass.

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For example, the character strength of “tolerance” meets most of the other criteria enumerated but is a complex blend of critical thinking, kindness, and fairness. The character strength of “responsibility” seems to result from persistence and teamwork. And so on. 1). We hasten to add that there are other positive traits that a positive psychology practitioner might wish to encourage among clients—for example, ambition, autonomy, and patience, to name but a few—and their absence in our classification reflects only our judgment that these are not as universally valued as the included entries.

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