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Lecture 8

Lecture 8

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY336H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Semester
Winter

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PSY336 Positive Psychology Lecture #8 March 16, 2011 Meaning and hope Meaning predicts engagement, source of resilience Meaning at time 1 predicts time 2 and well-being + hope Happiness, increase in wellbeing Lack of existential meaning: depression + lack of motivation Meaning of life: 1.73.0 (class average) what is the difference between these two qs? What brings a sense of meaning of life? (2.13.0) What is the meaning of life? What is the answer looking for? o Were looking for a prescription o Existentially tortured people Douglas Adams: meaning of life = 42 what does that mean?! What is the meaning of life? is an absurd question Baumeister: meaning is the imposition of a stable conception (abstraction, theory, grand narrative) onto an ever-changing biological process Meaning not given by nature (culture) People dont like that t
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