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Positive Causal Networks and Positive Psychology

Michael A Bishop

in The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology of Well-Being

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199923113
eISBN:
9780190212193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199923113.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that Positive Psychology is the study of the structure and dynamics of positive causal networks (PCNs). There are six lines of evidence for this hypothesis. First, many ... More


The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology of Well-Being

Michael Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199923113
eISBN:
9780190212193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199923113.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Philosophers defend theories of what well-being is but ignore what psychologists have learned about it. And psychologists learn about well-being but lack a theory of what it is. In The Good Life: ... More


Introduction

Michael A Bishop

in The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology of Well-Being

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199923113
eISBN:
9780190212193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199923113.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Philosophers who study well-being appear stuck in a never-ending stalemate. And psychologists who study well-being appear incapable of providing a clear account of their discipline, Positive ... More


Conclusion

Michael A Bishop

in The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology of Well-Being

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199923113
eISBN:
9780190212193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199923113.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter summarizes the three main ideas put forward in this book: the inclusive approach to the study of well-being, the hypothesis that Positive Psychology is the study of the structure and ... More


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