Hicks, Joshua A.

The Experience of Meaning in Life

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Table of contents

Part I. Theoretical Perspectives

1. The Four Needs for Meaning, the Value Gap, and How (and Whether) Society Can Fill the Void
A. Will Crescioni, Roy F. Baumeister

2. A Terror Management Perspective on the Creation and Defense of Meaning
Daniel Sullivan, Spee Kosloff, Jeff Greenberg

3. I Die, Therefore I Am: The Pursuit of Meaning in the Light of Death
Philip J. Cozzolino, Laura E. R. Blackie

4. Meaning Maintenance Model: Introducing Soren to Existential Social Psychology
Travis Proulx

5. Trauma and Meaning Making: Converging Conceptualizations and Emerging Evidence
Crystal L. Park

6. Subjective Well-Being and Meaning in Life in a Hostile World: Proposing a Configurative Perspective
Dov Shmotkin, Amit Shrira

7. The Origins of Meaning: Objective Reality, the Unconscious Mind, and Awareness
Samantha J. Heintzelman, Laura A. King

Part II. Cognition, Decision Making, and Motivational Processes

8. Destiny Is in the Details: Action Identification in the Construction and Destruction of Meaning
Jay L. Michaels, Steven S. Parkin, Robin R. Vallacher

9. Emotions and Meaning in Life: A Motivational Perspective
David Tang, Nicholas J. Kelley, Joshua A. Hicks, Eddie Harmon-Jones

10. Meaning and the Horizon of Interpretation: How Goals Structure Our Experience of the World
Jacob B. Hirsh

11. The Meaning of Hope and Vice Versa: Goal-Directed Thinking and the Construction of a Meaningful Life
David B. Feldman

12. Any Second Could Be the Second: How Thinking About What Might Have Been Affects the Emergence of Meaning and Commitment Across the Adult Life Span
Hal E. Hershfield, Courtney E. Brown, Laura J. Kray

13. Judgments of Meaning in Life Following an Existential Crisis
William E. Davis, Joshua A. Hicks

Part III. Self, Identity, and Individual Differences

14. Examining the True Self as a Wellspring of Meaning
Rebecca J. Schlegel, Christina M. Smith, Kelly A. Hirsch

15. Finding Meaning in the Mirror: The Existential Pursuits of Narcissists
Constantine Sedikides, Claire M. Hart, Sylwia Z. Cisek, Clay Routledge

16. “But Wait, It Gets Even Weirder…”: The Meaning of Stories
Kate C. McLean, Sarah Morrison-Cohen

17. Nostalgia Bolsters Perceptions of a Meaningful Self in a Meaningful World
Jacob Juhl, Clay Routledge

18. Hardiness as the Existential Courage to Grow Through Searching for Meaning
Salvatore R. Maddi

19. Generativity and the Meaning of Life
Ed St. Aubin

20. Unique Contributions of Religion to Meaning
Taylor Newton, Daniel N. McIntosh

21. Death, the Need for Unambiguous Knowledge, and the Construction and Maintenance of Multi-level Meaning
Matthew Vess

Part IV. Culture and Interpersonal Processes

22. Attachment Orientations and Meaning in Life
Mario Mikulincer, Phillip R. Shaver

23. The Bidirectional Relationship of Meaning and Belonging
Tyler F. Stillman, Nathaniel M. Lambert

24. Culture: The Grand Web of Meaning
Melody Manchi Chao, Pelin Kesebir

25. Is Happiness a Moving Target? The Relationship Between Residential Mobility and Meaning in Life
Casey Eggleston, Shigehiro Oishi

Part V. Applications

26. Multilayered Meanings in Health Decision Making: A Terror Management Health Model Analysis
Simon McCabe, Kenneth E. Vail, Jamie Arndt, Jamie Goldenberg

27. Cultivating Meaningfulness at Work
Bryan J. Dik, Michael F. Steger, Arissa R. Fitch-Martin, Casey C. Onder

28. A Meaning-Based Intervention for Addiction: Using Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness to Treat Alcohol Abuse
Jefferson A. Singer, Bruce F. Singer, Meredith Berry

29. Life, Drugs, and the Making of Meaning
Joseph Leo, Mitch Earleywine

30. Meaning in Life as the Aim of Psychotherapy: A Hypothesis
Thaddeus Metz

Keywords: Psychology, Positive Psychology, Quality of Life Research, Personality and Social Psychology

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