Meaning in life and psychological well-being in addiction, cancer, and university students
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Author/sFernández Carreño, David
The main aim of this doctoral dissertation was to advance research on meaning in life and its relationship with mental health. To this end, the role of meaning in life in the wellbeing of three distinct populations was analyzed: people with addiction, cancer patients, and university students. The thesis research is theoretically framed from existential positive psychology (PP2.0, Wong, 2009, 2011a), a paradigm that claims the importance of treating and integrating both the positive aspects of living (e.g., positive emotions and relationships) and the negative aspects of human existence (e.g., suffering and death) to achieve optimal functioning and personal flourishing. In line with Viktor E. Frankl’s ideas, positive existential psychology considers that the most adaptive coping mechanism that allows us to transcend suffering and find greater personal prosperity is the use of meaning in life. This dissertation includes a theoretical review on different topics related to meaning in life ...
meaning in life
sentido en la vida