Book 2014

Meaning in Positive and Existential Psychology

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ISBN: 978-1-4939-0307-8 (Print) 978-1-4939-0308-5 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-22

      Psychologies of Meaning

  3. Conceptualizations of Meaning

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      Pages 23-24

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      Pages 25-37

      Meaning in Life: Nature, Needs, and Myths

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      Pages 39-51

      Existential Mattering: Bringing Attention to a Neglected but Central Aspect of Meaning?

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      Pages 53-64

      Meaning as a Buffer for Existential Anxiety

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      Pages 65-79

      Meaning in Terror Management Theory

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      Pages 81-93

      Finding the Keys to Meaningful Happiness: Beyond Being Happy or Sad is to Love

  4. A Dialogue Between Positive and Existential Psychology: Exploring Connections

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-96

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      Pages 97-114

      Extending the Contexts of Existence: Benefits of Meaning-Guided Living

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      Pages 115-128

      Ultimate Concerns from Existential and Positive Psychological Perspectives

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      Pages 129-147

      Narrative Coherence and Disruption: Negotiating Between Positive and Existential Psychology

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      Pages 149-184

      Viktor Frankl’s Meaning-Seeking Model and Positive Psychology

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      Pages 185-204

      Positive Psychology, Existential Psychology, and the Presumption of Egoism

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      Pages 205-220

      Anxiety and the Approach of Idealistic Meaning

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      Pages 221-233

      Positive and Existential Psychological Approaches to the Experience of Meaning in Life

  5. Empirical and Applied Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-237

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      Pages 239-250

      Meaning in Life and Coping: Sense of Meaning as a Buffer Against Stress

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      Pages 251-267

      Perceived Meaning and Disaster Mental Health: A Role for Logotherapy in Clinical-Disaster Psychology

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      Pages 269-289

      Meaning Sensitive Psychotherapy: Binding Clinical, Existential, and Positive Psychological Perspectives

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      Pages 291-302

      Hardiness Leads to Meaningful Growth Through What is Learned When Resolving Stressful Circumstances

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      Pages 303-324

      Do Meaning in Life and Purpose in Life Protect Against Suicide Ideation Among Community-Residing Older Adults?

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      Pages 325-346

      Mourning, Meaning, and Memory: Individual, Communal, and Cultural Narration of Grief

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      Pages 347-413

      Ebb and Flow in the Sense of Meaningful Purpose: A Lifespan Perspective on Alcohol and Other Drug Involvement

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