Know Thyself and Become What You Are: A Eudaimonic Approach to Psychological Well-Being

  title={Know Thyself and Become What You Are: A Eudaimonic Approach to Psychological Well-Being},
  author={C. Ryff and B. Singer},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  • C. Ryff, B. Singer
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Happiness Studies
  • In an effort to strengthen conceptual foundations of eudaimonic well-being, key messages from Aristotle’s Nichomacean Ethics are revisited. Also examined are ideas about positive human functioning from existential and utilitarian philosophy as well as clinical, developmental, and humanistic psychology. How these perspectives were integrated to create a multidimensional model of psychological well-being [Ryff, C.D.: 1989a, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 57(6), pp. 1069–1081] is… CONTINUE READING

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