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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


Positive Causal Networks and the Network Theory of Well-Being

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/9780199923113.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter presents a provisional account of Positive Causal Networks (PCNs). There exist networks of causally interrelated feelings, emotions, attitudes, traits, and accomplishments. Such a causal ... More


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 Network Theory of Well-Being

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/9780199923113.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter presents a simple and succinct introduction to the network theory of well-being. If you were to describe a person with well-being, you would describe a host of objective and subjective ... 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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