Art-of-Living: A Concept to Enhance Happiness by Bernhard Schmitz

By Bernhard Schmitz

This quantity examines the questions of what constitutes a very good existence and the way you possibly can in attaining happiness and future health, and analyses other ways during which humans can attempt for an exceptional lifestyles. First, it provides an outline on vital suggestions in psychology which are relating to dwelling an outstanding existence. Then, a brand new process is brought: the concept that of art-of-living as a holistic strategy to achieve happiness. Empirical reports are pronounced regarding a questionnaire for measuring art-of-living, and the validity of the questionnaire is validated with recognize to quite a lot of techniques. additionally, the amount presents effects from empirical reviews, displaying that, and the way, art-of-living and happiness could be greater. numerous intervention experiences are defined intimately, that have been played with various teams of topics, together with students, collage scholars and staff. additionally, result of interviews are summarized, which have been held with those who have been nominated as exemplary artists-of-living. the quantity concludes with an outline of art-of-living in autobiographies, and provides feedback for extra learn with admire to art-of-living.

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We will provide preliminary empirical solutions to all of these questions. First, we try to show that our instrument contains components that fulfill the usual measurement criteria. Second, we try to show that the concepts, although there might be substantial overlap, have different specificity by computing correlations and factor analyses. Third, using correlations and factor analyses, we try to illustrate that the group of components show sufficient communality so that it makes sense to talk about a general concept called the art-of-living.

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Finally, it is an empirical question if other researchers may substitute variables or add more variables that will enhance the predictive power. The four chapters of Schmid’s (2004) book can be used as the main categories for our model: care of the self, the body, the soul, and the mind. We extracted one more category, environment, which seems to be important from a psychological perspective. Namely, (a) good contact with other people and (b) the shaping of living conditions, are both subsumed under this additional level.

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