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Exploring Existential Meaning : Optimizing Human Development Across the Life Span - Gary T. Reker

Exploring Existential Meaning

Optimizing Human Development Across the Life Span

By: Gary T. Reker (Editor), Kerry Chamberlain (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780761909941
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

Philosophical Foundations of Existential Meaning
Meaning as Movement
The Relativity of the Mind
Theoretical Perspective, Dimensions, and Measurement of Existential Meaning
Research on Existential Meaning
Structural Components of Personal Meaning in Life and their Relationship with Death Attitudes and Coping Mechanisms in Late Adulthood
Dimensions and Discourses of Meaning in Life
Approaching Meaning from Qualitiative Perspectives
An Inquiry into Existential Meaning
Theoretical, Clinincal and Phenomenal Perspectives
The Personal Meaning System in a Life-Span Perspective
The Development of a Culturally Sensitive Measure of Sources of Life Meaning
Applications and Interventions
Finding Meaning in Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease
African American and White Caregivers' Perspectives
Making Meaning within the Experience of Life-Threatening Illness
Religion and Meaning in Late Life
Logotherapeutic and 'Depth Psychology' Approaches to Meaning and Psychotherapy
Overview and New Directions
Existential Meaning
Reflections and Directions
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ISBN: 9780761909941
ISBN-10: 076190994X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.34  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.33