Exploring Existential Meaning: Optimizing Human Development Across the Life Span
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Exploring Existential Meaning: Optimizing Human Development Across the Life Span

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ISBN-13:
9780761909934
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.09.1999
Seiten:
240
Autor:
Gary T. Reker
Gewicht:
440 g
Format:
234x167x18 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Foreword - James E Birren
Introduction - Gary T Reker and Kerry Chamberlain
PART ONE: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES
Philosophical Foundations of Existential Meaning - Gary M Kenyon
Meaning as Movement - Hubert J M Hermans
The Relativity of the Mind
Theoretical Perspective, Dimensions, and Measurement of Existential Meaning - Gary T Reker
PART TWO: RESEARCH ON EXISTENTIAL MEANING
Structural Components of Personal Meaning in Life and their Relationship with Death Attitudes and Coping Mechanisms in Late Adulthood - Nancy Van Ranst and Alfons Marcoen
Dimensions and Discourses of Meaning in Life - Kay O'Connor and Kerry Chamberlain
Approaching Meaning from Qualitiative Perspectives
An Inquiry into Existential Meaning - Dominique L Debats
Theoretical, Clinincal and Phenomenal Perspectives
The Personal Meaning System in a Life-Span Perspective - Freya Dittman-Kohli and Gerben J Westerhof
The Development of a Culturally Sensitive Measure of Sources of Life Meaning - Edward Prager, Rivka Savaya and Leora Bar-Tur
PART THREE: APPLICATIONS AND INTERVENTIONS
Finding Meaning in Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease - Carol J Farran, Karen Lowe Graham and Dimitra Loukissa
African American and White Caregivers' Perspectives
Making Meaning within the Experience of Life-Threatening Illness - Doris D Coward
Religion and Meaning in Late Life - Susan H McFadden
Logotherapeutic and `Depth Psychology' Approaches to Meaning and Psychotherapy - David Guttmann
PART FOUR: OVERVIEW AND NEW DIRECTIONS
Existential Meaning - Gary T Reker and Kerry Chamberlain
Reflections and Directions
Both implicit and existential meaning are important constructs in fully understanding human experience. The editors of this volume present a forum for an array of viewpoints and recent research that address the notion of optimal human growth.