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By Bernhard Schmitz

This quantity examines the questions of what constitutes an exceptional existence and the way you can still in achieving happiness and healthiness, and analyses other ways during which humans can try for an outstanding existence. First, it provides an outline on very important suggestions in psychology which are relating to dwelling a great existence. Then, a brand new process is brought: the concept that of art-of-living as a holistic technique to succeed in happiness. Empirical reviews are stated regarding a questionnaire for measuring art-of-living, and the validity of the questionnaire is tested with admire to quite a lot of innovations. furthermore, the amount presents effects from empirical stories, exhibiting that, and the way, art-of-living and happiness will be stronger. numerous intervention stories are defined intimately, which were played with varied teams of matters, together with scholars, collage scholars and staff. additionally, result of interviews are summarized, that have been held with those that were nominated as exemplary artists-of-living. the amount concludes with an outline of art-of-living in autobiographies, and provides feedback for additional examine with recognize to art-of-living.

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G. as special coping strategy. g. to believe in god or a higher instance. Transcendence is also contained in the Strength and Virtues catalog of Peterson and Seligman (2004). But from our perspective it is a special strategy belonging to the category of meaning and therefore it is also can be considered as construct on a different level. In sum, from a theoretical perspective we additionally include self-actualization, meaning and reflection from an empirical test criteria perspective we try to enhance especially shaping of living conditions and coping.

Criteria are subjective well-being, psychological well-being, flourishing including PERMA and eudaimonic well-being and (missing) depression. It is also an empirical question whether our aspects of art-of-living can be viewed as separate dimensions within factor analyses. Following the idea that art-of-living are means to achieve happiness, the core test of our construct is that it is possible to significantly predict well-being using art-of-living. It has to be tested if art-of-living, in addition to personality, predicts well-being better than personality alone.

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