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Seller: the_nile (837,388) 99.1%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132057025622 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE The Psychology of Happiness by Samuel S. Franklin The Psychology of Happiness brings together a wide array of psychological theory and research supporting Aristotles fulfilment view of happiness. FORMAT Paperback LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description When Thomas Jefferson placed the pursuit of happiness along with life and liberty in The Declaration of Independence he was most likely referring to Aristotles concept of happiness, or eudaimonia. Eudaimonia is not about good feelings but rather the fulfilment of human potentials. Fulfilment is made possible by virtue; the moderation of desire and emotion by reason. The Psychology of Happiness was the first book to bring together psychological, philosophical, and physiological theory and research in support of Aristotles view. It examines the similarity between Aristotles concept of virtue and modern cognitive theories of emotion. It discusses the discovery of human potentials, the development of virtue and its neurological basis, the mistaken idea that fulfilment is selfish, and several other issues related to the pursuit of a good human life. Notes Subtitled, A Good Human Life. Brings together a wide array of psychological theory and research. Author Biography Samuel S. Franklin is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Fresno. His work has focused on visual perception, motivation, the history of psychology, and the psychology of happiness. He began teaching the psychology of happiness in the late 1970s and was one of the first to do so. His research on Aristotles view of happiness has been presented at conferences, and he has published several articles in the area of visual perception. Table of Contents 1. What is happiness; 2. Happiness as fulfillment; 3. Aristotles ethics; 4. Actualization: psychological views; 5. Knowing thyself; 6. The things we need to be happy: the relativity of goods and the golden mean; 7. Introduction to virtue; 8. Some of the more important virtues; 9. Virtue and emotion; 10. Early psychological views of virtue and emotion; 11. Virtue and emotion: recent psychological views; 12. The physiological basis of virtue; 13. Emotional intelligence; 14. The development of virtue according to Aristotle; 15. Psychological views of virtue development; 16. The polis and actualization; 17. Contemplation: another kind of happiness. Review Franklin ... reaches his own synthesis of Aristotles philosophy and scientific psychology. This means that this book is suited for at least two audiences. It is an excellent introduction to Aristotles philosophy and the ideas in psychology, which are relevant for thinking about the good life. Above that it is interesting for people who look for a synthesis in the burgeoning field of happiness research, and who do not like the hedonistic variants of happiness. Ad Bergsma, Erasmus University Rotterdam Details ISBN0521138671 Author Samuel S. Franklin Publisher Cambridge University Press Year 2009 ISBN-10 0521138671 ISBN-13 9780521138673 Format Paperback Imprint Cambridge University Press Subtitle A Good Human Life Place of Publication Cambridge Country of Publication United Kingdom DEWEY 152.42 Short Title PSYCHOLOGY OF HAPPINESS Language English Media Book Illustrations 7 b/w illus. Pages 192 Publication Date 2009-09-14 Birth 1936 Dimensions152mm x 228mm x 11mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TO RECEIVE SPECIAL OFFERS AND UPDATES Sign up to our newsletter to hear about new items and our latest offers. TheNile_Item_ID:91378275; ISBN-13: 9780521138673, Format: Paperback, Language: English

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