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

@inproceedings{Emmons2003PersonalGL,
  title={Personal goals, life meaning, and virtue: Wellsprings of a positive life.},
  author={Robert A Emmons},
  year={2003}
}
  • 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
    336 Citations

    Tables from this paper

    Emotions and Meaning in Life: A Motivational Perspective
    • 10
    • PDF
    Prosociality enhances meaning in life
    • 47
    • Highly Influenced
    64 Meaning in Life
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Meaning in Life as a Subjective Judgment and a Lived Experience
    • 62
    • PDF
    Striving, entropy, and meaning

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 84 REFERENCES
    Positive psychology. An introduction.
    • 11,098
    • PDF
    Meanings of Life
    • 872
    Happiness is everything, or is it? Explorations on the meaning of psychological well-being.
    • 8,253
    • PDF
    The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns: Motivation and Spirituality in Personality
    • 858
    Self-determination. The tyranny of freedom.
    • B. Schwartz
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • The American psychologist
    • 2000
    • 688
    • PDF
    Meaning in life: clinical relevance and predictive power.
    • D. Debats
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • The British journal of clinical psychology
    • 1996
    • 144
    Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being.
    • 23,791
    • PDF
    Personal goals and emotional well-being: the moderating role of motive dispositions.
    • 442