Psychological Selection and Optimal Experience Across Cultures

Social Empowerment through Personal Growth

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ISBN: 978-90-481-9875-7 (Print) 978-90-481-9876-4 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Theory and methods

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-18

      Hedonism and Eudaimonism in Positive Psychology

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      Pages 19-38

      Biology, Culture, and Human Behavior

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      Pages 39-58

      Psychological Selection and Optimal Experience

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      Pages 59-87

      Instruments and Methods in Flow Research

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      Pages 89-110

      The Phenomenology of Optimal Experience in Daily Life

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      Pages 111-126

      Optimal Experience and Meditation: Western and Asian Approaches to Well-Being

  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127

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      Pages 129-154

      Optimal Experience Across Cultures

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      Pages 155-175

      Work: A Paradox in Flow Research

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      Pages 177-197

      Free Time: An Opportunity for Growth, Recreation, or Stagnation

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      Pages 199-233

      Relationships: Safe Harbor for Flow Explorers

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      Pages 235-252

      Education, Learning, and Cultural Transmission

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      Pages 253-272

      Optimal Experience and Religious Practice

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      Pages 273-293

      Acculturation and Optimal Experience

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      Pages 295-320

      Flow and Health: A Bio-psycho-social Perspective

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      Pages 321-356

      Psychosocial Maladjustment and Mimetic Flow

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 357-369