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Psychological Well-being

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter covers measures of general psychological well-being, including positive and negative feeling states. Psychological well-being is frequently recorded in social surveys, both as a ... More


Testing the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Building on the analysis in Chapter 3 of behaviors differentially affected by altruistic and egoistic motives, this chapter reviews the results of over 30 experiments that were conducted between 1978 ... More


Everything and Nothing

Mark Jago

in What Truth Is

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823810
eISBN:
9780191862595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823810.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

What should we say about the ‘difficult’ cases of truthmaking, involving general and negative existential truths, modal truths, counterfactual truths, analytic truths, and temporal truths? The ... More


New insights, new possibilities

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

The accounts in this chapter provide examples of other positive effects of strong experiences with music. Music can open the door to a completely new world of emotions, something that perhaps applies ... More


A first stab at relativistic quantum mechanics

Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell

in Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199699322
eISBN:
9780191779435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699322.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Here an initial stab is made at constructing a relativistic quantum wave equation, the Klein–Gordon equal. This turns out to have some unsavoury characteristics that mean that it is not the right ... More


One Way to Feel Better

C. Daniel Batson

in A Scientific Search for Altruism: Do We Only Care About Ourselves?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190651374
eISBN:
9780190651404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651374.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Bob Cialdini and several colleagues claimed that heightened empathy brings with it increased sadness, and that it is the egoistic desire to relieve this sadness by getting a mood boost that motivates ... More


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