Book Description: In this thought-provoking addition to the Herzliya Series on Personality and Social Psychology, editors Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer have gathered a varied group of international thinkers to investigate existential concerns within a framework that is both philosophical and practical.
Even in high school Frankl was developing a keen interest in existential philosophy and psychology. At the age of 16 he delivered a public lecture “On the Meaning of Life” and at 18 he wrote his graduation essay “On the Psychology of Philosophical Thought.”
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Meaning in Positive and Existential Psychology presents a broad overview of contemporary empirical research and theoretical work on the meaning/purpose in life construct from two perspectives ...
The Will to Meaning • Deeper & more powerful than any other motivation • Proof: The will to meaning is found in circumstances of destitution as well as of plenty (Thus will to meaning is characteristic of being human) The satisfaction of physical & psychological needs is not the aim of human striving but rather the means to be free to ...
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MEANING AND MEANINGLESSNESS 1 Positive and Existential Psychological Approaches to the Experience of Meaning in Life Jinhyung Kim, Elizabeth Seto, William E. Davis, & Joshua A. Hicks MEANING AND MEANINGLESSNESS 2 For more than a century, theorists have argued that the experience of meaning lies at the heart of human existence.