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Positive psychology is at the moment equated with conception and study at the positive factors of lifestyles. the truth couldn't be farther from the reality. optimistic psychology investigates and researches probably the most tricky and painful stories. Second Wave optimistic Psychology: Embracing the darkish aspect of Life is an leading edge and groundbreaking textbook that explores a number of issues we deliberate to be a part of the ‘dark’ part of existence whereas emphasising their function in our confident functioning and transformation as humans. This extra nuanced method of the notions of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ will be defined because the ‘second wave' of confident Psychology.

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Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). ). Washington, DC: Author. Batson, C. , Klein, T. , & Shaw, L. L. (1995). Immorality from empathy-induced altruism: When compassion and justice conflict. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68(6), 1042–1054. Bauman, Z. (2013). Liquid love: On the frailty of human bonds. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 25 26 THE DIALECTICS OF EMOTION Baumeister, R. , & Boden, J. M. (1996). Relation of threatened egotism to violence and aggression: The dark side of high self-esteem.

How things would lose their power to move us! €7). This concept illuminates the terrifying power of phenomena like love: it is its very fragility that makes it so potent and poignant. €. €23). From a Buddhist perspective, the act of clinging resolutely to phenomena that are intrinsically subject to change is a fundamental cause of suffering. Much of Buddhism is thus about cultivating a deep, profound acceptance of impermanence and allowing ourselves to appreciate the flux of life without seeking futilely to arrest or capture it in its flow.

Deeply profound and moving, such moments go far beyond mere hedonic pleasure or even eudaimonic meaning but shake the very core of our being. We have surpassed all concepts, entering the realm of awe, in which we are rendered speechless, powerless and even terrified by the mysterious power and grace of the universe (Keltner€& Haidt, 2003). And, as such, this is perhaps the place to end this chapter: in discussing the dialectics of emotion, the fundamental point concerns the value of transcending narrow human constructs and categories (such as light and dark, positive and negative) and learning to appreciate the complex, nuanced nature of existence.

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