Die Positive Psychologie

  • Andreas M. Krafft
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Zusammenfassung

Thematisch und methodisch verorten sich die Inhalte dieses Buches in die Disziplin der Positiven Psychologie (PP). In diesem Kapitel werden daher die Schwerpunkte der PP vorgestellt, um dann in den weiteren Kapiteln den aktuellen Stand der Hoffnungstheorien und der Forschung sowie das eigene Forschungsvorhaben darauf beziehen zu können. Geleitet wird die PP von der bereits von Aristoteles gestellten Frage nach dem guten Leben. Auch wenn das hedonische Wohlbefinden für ein schönes Leben wichtig ist, wird ein gutes Leben vor allem dann ermöglicht, wenn psychologische Grundbedürfnisse befriedigt, positive Charakterzüge entwickelt und aufbauende Emotionen erlebt werden. Hoffnung wird als Charakterstärke im Zusammenhang mit der Tugend der (spirituellen) Transzendenz konzeptualisiert und zu den zehn wesentlichen positiven Emotionen gezählt. Besonders in kritischen Lebenssituationen voller Leid und Not zeigt sich, dass die meisten Menschen resilient sind und innerlich aufblühen können.

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