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Physiological correlates of mental well-being
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2012 (English)In: Mental Well-Being: International Contributions to the Study of Positive Mental Health / [ed] Corey L.M. Keyes, Springer, 2012, 259-274 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter reviews research investigating physiological correlates of mental well-being including both hedonic and eudaimonic orientations of well-being and their common measures. This review makes it clear that there are consistent associations between different physiological systems and hedonic wellbeing in terms of positive affect; findings on the physiology of life satisfaction are unconvincing. Research investigating eudaimonic well-being is inconclusive but suggests that there are physiological correlates of psychological well-being. In particular, meaning, one of the dimensions of psychological well-being turns out to be strongly associated with physiology. This chapter concludes that additional research is needed to further clarify the physiological underpinnings of various aspects of mental well-being including both hedonic and eudaimonic orientations.

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Springer, 2012. 259-274 p.
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psychobiology, positive psychology, biomarkers
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85643ISBN: 9789400751941OAI: diva2:584166
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2013-03-14Bibliographically approved

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