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Positive Emotion and the Brain: The Neuroscience of Happiness

Tabitha Kirkland Turowski, Vincent Y. Man, and William A. Cunningham

in Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926725
eISBN:
9780199394531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926725.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Happiness is often sought, but the mechanisms that underlie happiness and positive emotion are only beginning to be understood. In this chapter, we suggest that current concepts and theories of ... More


Positive Emotions

Jacolyn M. Norrish

in Positive Education: The Geelong Grammar School Journey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702580
eISBN:
9780191772283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702580.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Commencing with a state-of-the-science overview by Professor Barbara Fredrickson, this chapter explores the broaden-and-build theory and the role that positive emotions play in triggering upward ... More


“And you, what do you think of optimism?”

Andreas Elpidorou

in Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190912963
eISBN:
9780197524343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912963.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter illustrates the benefits (and in some cases, the dangers) of anticipation in the pursuit of the good life. It discusses how anticipation figures in decision-making, savoring, and ... More


Transformative Traits, Motives, and Experiences

Jack Bauer

in The Transformative Self: Personal Growth, Narrative Identity, and the Good Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780199970742
eISBN:
9780197557839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199970742.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the largely non-narrative personality characteristics and life conditions of the person who has a transformative self. The broad personality traits that relate to various ... More


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