The Experience of Meaning in Life: Classical Perspectives, Emerging Themes, and Controversies
ISBN/ASIN: 9789400765269,9789400765276 | 2013 | English | pdf | 417/409 pages | 4.25 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: A. Will Crescioni, Roy F. Baumeister (auth.), Joshua A. Hicks, Clay Routledge (eds.) | Edition: 1
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 describes 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.