Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being

Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being

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by C. Robert Cloninger
     
 

All human beings have spontaneous needs for happiness, self-understanding, and love. In Feeling Good: The Science of Well Being, psychiatrist Robert Cloninger describes a way to coherent living that satisfies these strong basic needs through growth in the uniquely human gift of self-awareness. The scientific findings that led Dr. Cloninger to expand his own

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All human beings have spontaneous needs for happiness, self-understanding, and love. In Feeling Good: The Science of Well Being, psychiatrist Robert Cloninger describes a way to coherent living that satisfies these strong basic needs through growth in the uniquely human gift of self-awareness. The scientific findings that led Dr. Cloninger to expand his own views in a stepwise manner during 30 years of research and clinical experience are clearly presented so that readers can consider the validity of his viewpoint for themselves. The principles of well-being are based on a non-reductive scientific paradigm that integrates findings from all the biomedical and psychosocial sciences. Reliable methods are described for measuring human thought and social relationships at each step along the path of self-aware consciousness. Practical mental exercises for stimulating the growth of self-awareness are also provided. The methods are supported by data from brain imaging, genetics of personality, and longitudinal biopsychosocial studies.
Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being will be of value to anyone involved in the sciences of the mind or the treatment of mental disorders. It will also interest theologians, philosophers, social scientists, and lay readers because it provides contemporary scientific concepts and language for addressing the perennial human questions about being, knowledge, and conduct.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195051377
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,453,768
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. A brief philosophy of well-being
2. The search for an adequate psychology
3. The measurement and movement of human thought
4. The social psychology of transcendentalism
5. Psychophysical theories of contemplation
6. Psychophysiology of awareness
7. The epigenetic revolution
8. The irreductible triad of well-being
Appendix: The Quantitative Measurement of Thought

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