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Art-of-Living: A Concept to Enhance Happiness by Bernhard Schmitz

By Bernhard Schmitz

This quantity examines the questions of what constitutes a great lifestyles and the way possible in achieving happiness and overall healthiness, and analyses other ways within which humans can try for an exceptional existence. First, it offers an summary on very important innovations in psychology which are regarding residing a great lifestyles. Then, a brand new process is brought: the idea that of art-of-living as a holistic method to succeed in happiness. Empirical reviews are mentioned regarding a questionnaire for measuring art-of-living, and the validity of the questionnaire is verified with recognize to a variety of innovations. moreover, the quantity presents effects from empirical reports, displaying that, and the way, art-of-living and happiness could be more desirable. numerous intervention stories are defined intimately, which were played with diversified teams of matters, together with students, collage scholars and staff. additionally, result of interviews are summarized, which have been held with those that have been nominated as exemplary artists-of-living. the quantity concludes with an outline of art-of-living in autobiographies, and offers feedback for extra study with appreciate to art-of-living.

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We do not assume that our concept will be the final answer to the question how art-of-living can be conceptualized and measured. We rather believe that this is a first but important step in supporting the development of the psychological study of art-of-living on an empirical basis. , 40 2 Development of a Questionnaire Measuring Art-of-Living personality, wisdom), which might be important or might further sharpen the contours of the concept and its measurement. Regarding the question whether art-of-living can be learned, we, along with Schmid and our sample, agree.

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