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Synonyms for eudaimonia

a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

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To move from short-lived hedonistic pleasure to lasting eudaimonic pleasure, swap:
In the present study, the researchers drew blood samples from 80 healthy adults who were assessed for hedonic and eudaimonic well-being, as well as potentially confounding negative psychological and behavioral factors.
The most striking result is the huge difference between the eudaimonic emotions, which are much lower for baseline than for film (all p's < .
Emotional intelligence and its relation with hedonic and eudaimonic well-being: a prospective study.
2001), "On Happiness and Human Potential: A Review of Research on Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well being" , Annual Rev iew of Psychology, 52(1): 141-66.
How the ego quiets as it grows: Ego development, growth stories, and eudaimonic personality development.
Nothing in Austrian theory rules out interpersonal eudaimonic comparisons, based on an objective theory of human flourishing, say; but this would not be an economic comparison--not because it involves values, but because it involves preference-transcending values.
Besides the hedonistic motive, one should take into particular consideration the instrumental motive (Erber, Wegner, & Therriault, 1996; Knobloch, 2003; Mares & Cantor, 1992; O'Neal & Taylor, 1989) or eudaimonic incentives for action (Ryan & Deci, 2001; Waterman, 1993; for an overview see Schramm & Wirth, in press).
Quality of life is defined, with the distinction between a hedonistic and eudaimonic perspective as backdrop, as the subjective experience of a process of successful striving towards achieving important goals.
However, our qualitative observations and the quantitative assessments shared in this paper indicate to us a meaningful difference between programs that produce basic short-term satisfaction versus those that might approach what positive psychologists call eudaimonic well-being (Ryan & Deci, 2001).
In this eudaimonic way of looking at research engagement, we see that it requires giving your students a sense that the research you do is meaningful--not just for their survival in the educational training program but for life and church.
The notion that a sense of purpose and meaning in life is important for positive development and well-being was a view pioneered by Aristotle as eudaimonic well-being, referring to identifying and cultivating one's virtues and using one's skills for the greater good and for a higher purpose (Peterson, Park, & Seligman, 2005).
Narrative identity and eudaimonic well-being, Journal of Happiness Studies, 9, 81-104.
According to Deci and Ryan, perceived relatedness represents one of three innate psychological needs that warrant satisfaction in a given domain to promote internalized regulation of the task or behavior and optimize eudaimonic well-being (Ryan & Deci, 2001).
The time has come for psychology to widen its scope to include the many ways in which human life can go right, leading to happiness and greater flourishing, and to address the question of how psychologists might contribute to this eudaimonic process.