Meanings of Life Who among us has not at some point asked what is the meaning of life In this extraordinary book an eminent social scientist looks at the big picture and explores what empirical studies from diverse

  • Title: Meanings of Life
  • Author: Roy F. Baumeister
  • ISBN: 9780898625318
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who among us has not at some point asked, what is the meaning of life In this extraordinary book, an eminent social scientist looks at the big picture and explores what empirical studies from diverse fields tell us about the human condition MEANINGS OF LIFE draws together evidence from psychology, history, anthropology, and sociology, integrating copious research finWho among us has not at some point asked, what is the meaning of life In this extraordinary book, an eminent social scientist looks at the big picture and explores what empirical studies from diverse fields tell us about the human condition MEANINGS OF LIFE draws together evidence from psychology, history, anthropology, and sociology, integrating copious research findings into a clear and conclusive discussion of how people attempt to make sense of their lives In a lively and accessible style, emphasizing facts over theories, Baumeister explores why people desire meaning in their lives, how these meanings function, what forms they take, and what happens when life loses meaning It is the most comprehensive examination of the topic to date.

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    1. For those who don't know, Roy Baumeister is one of the most prolific social psychologists in the field. He's written on numerous and diverse topics and is extremely well-regarded by his peers. This was a longer, dryer book than the other book of his I've read (his book on unrequited love) but nevertheless was a very interesting read. I feel I learned a lot and was, once again, impressed by his breadth and depth of knowledge.It's not a light read, nor a quick one. And it has a lot more discussion [...]

    2. Pros:Very interesting subject to cover.Identifies the major sources of meaning in lifeAttempts to bring evidence from several previous studies in drawing conclusions.Cons:Lack of a solid structure. Ideas are not centralized enough.Too many generalities expressed (major drawback).The writing style is not rigorous enough.Contains parts with no connection to the central topic (ex: why women from the Victorian age did not like sex).

    3. This book drew me into Roy's work. A fascinating theory of what brings one a sense of meaningfulness. Although published in 1991, the views presented here are more important than ever in the growing science of well-being; an answer to many paradoxes of happiness.

    4. One of the best psychological book I've ever read.La confluenta dintre istorie, filosofie si psihologie, o carte argumentata, bazata pe cercetare, foarte interesanta si utila in auto-cunoastere si/sau terapie.Nivel de dificultate destul de ridicat (a nu se citi seara-n pat inainte de culcare :) )

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