Personal goals, life meaning, and virtue: Wellsprings of a positive life.

  title={Personal goals, life meaning, and virtue: Wellsprings of a positive life.},
  author={Robert A Emmons},
  • Robert A Emmons
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • As far as we know humans are the only meaning-seeking species on the planet. Meaning-making is an activity that is distinctly human, a function of how the human brain is organized. The many ways in which humans conceptualize, create, and search for meaning has become a recent focus of behavioral science research on quality of life and subjective well-being. This chapter will review the recent literature on meaning-making in the context of personal goals and life purpose. My intention will be to… CONTINUE READING
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