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Title The experience of meaning in life : classical perspectives, emerging themes, and controversies / Joshua A. Hicks ; Clay Routledge, editors.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2013.

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Subject Meaning (Psychology)
Life Change Events.
Quality of Life.
Alt Name Hicks, Joshua A.
Routledge, Clay.
Description 1 online resource (417 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Contents Theoretical Perspectives. The Four Needs for Meaning, the Value Gap, and How (and Whether) Society Can Fill the Void / A. Will Crescioni, Roy F. Baumeister -- A Terror Management Perspective on the Creation and Defense of Meaning / Daniel Sullivan, Spee Kosloff, Jeff Greenberg -- I Die, Therefore I Am: The Pursuit of Meaning in the Light of Death / Philip J. Cozzolino, Laura E.R. Blackie -- Meaning Maintenance Model: Introducing Soren to Existential Social Psychology / Travis Proulx -- Trauma and Meaning Making: Converging Conceptualizations and Emerging Evidence / Crystal L. Park -- Subjective Well-Being and Meaning in Life in a Hostile World: Proposing a Configurative Perspective / Dov Shmotkin, Amit Shrira -- The Origins of Meaning: Objective Reality, the Unconscious Mind, and Awareness / Samantha J. Heintzelman, Laura A. King.
Cognition, Decision Making, and Motivational Processes. Destiny Is in the Details: Action Identification in the Construction and Destruction of Meaning / Jay L. Michaels, Steven S. Parkin, Robin R. Vallacher -- Emotions and Meaning in Life: A Motivational Perspective / David Tang [and others] -- Meaning and the Horizon of Interpretation: How Goals Structure Our Experience of the World / Jacob B. Hirsh -- The Meaning of Hope and Vice Versa: Goal-Directed Thinking and the Construction of a Meaningful Life / David B. Feldman -- Any Second Could Be the Second: How Thinking About What Might Have Been Affects the Emergence of Meaning and Commitment Across the Adult Life Span / Hal E. Hershfield, Courtney E. Brown, Laura J. Kray -- Judgments of Meaning in Life Following an Existential Crisis / William E. Davis, Joshua A. Hicks.
Self, Identity, and Individual Differences. Examining the True Self as a Wellspring of Meaning / Rebecca J. Schlegel, Christina M. Smith, Kelly A. Hirsch -- Finding Meaning in the Mirror: The Existential Pursuits of Narcissists / Constantine Sedikides [and others] -- "But Wait, It Gets Even Weirder ... ": The Meaning of Stories / Kate C. McLean, Sarah Morrison-Cohen -- Nostalgia Bolsters Perceptions of a Meaningful Self in a Meaningful World / Jacob Juhl, Clay Routledge -- Hardiness as the Existential Courage to Grow Through Searching for Meaning / Salvatore R. Maddi -- Generativity and the Meaning of Life / Ed de St. Aubin -- Unique Contributions of Religion to Meaning / Taylor Newton, Daniel N. McIntosh -- Death, the Need for Unambiguous Knowledge, and the Construction and Maintenance of Multi-level Meaning / Matthew Vess.
Culture and Interpersonal Processes. Attachment Orientations and Meaning in Life / Mario Mikulincer, Phillip R. Shaver -- The Bidirectional Relationship of Meaning and Belonging / Tyler F. Stillman, Nathaniel M. Lambert -- Culture: The Grand Web of Meaning / Melody Manchi Chao, Pelin Kesebir -- Is Happiness a Moving Target? The Relationship Between Residential Mobility and Meaning in Life / Casey Eggleston, Shigehiro Oishi.
Applications. Multilayered Meanings in Health Decision Making: A Terror Management Health Model Analysis / Simon McCabe [and others] -- Cultivating Meaningfulness at Work / Bryan J. Dik [and others] -- A Meaning-Based Intervention for Addiction: Using Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness to Treat Alcohol Abuse / Jefferson A. Singer, Bruce F. Singer, Meredith Berry -- Life, Drugs, and the Making of Meaning / Joseph De Leo, Mitch Earleywine -- Meaning in Life as the Aim of Psychotherapy: A Hypothesis / Thaddeus Metz.
Summary This edited volume takes an in depth exploration into the burgeoning field of meaning in life in the psychological sciences. Each chapter features leading scholars who describe current empirical findings in a thorough and accessible manner, highlighting important issues and controversies facing the scientific study of meaning in life. The book covers an exhaustive range of topics including conceptual and methodological issues, core psychological mechanisms that contribute to a sense of meaning, as well as important antecedents, environmental, cognitive and personality variables that bear on the experience of meaning in life. This volume is a must read for any researcher, student, or clinician interested in the state of meaning in life in the psychological sciences.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
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Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789400765276 (electronic bk.)
9400765274 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-007-6527-6
OCLC # 846691743
Additional Format Print version: Experience of meaning in life. Classical perspectives, emerging themes, and controversies. Dordrecht : Springer Dordrecht 2013 9789400765269 (OCoLC)844731618

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