Psychological selection and optimal experience across cultures social empowerment through personal growth

Antonella Delle Fave, Fausto Massimini, Marta Bassi

Part I Theory and methods
Chapter 1: Hedonism and eudaimonism in positive psychology
Chapter 2: Biology, culture and human behavior
Chapter 3: Psychological selection and optimal experience
Chapter 4: Instruments and methods in flow research
Chapter 5: The phenomenology of optimal experience in daily life
Chapter 6: Optimal experience and meditation: Western and Asian approaches to well-being

Part II Applications
Chapter 7: Optimal experience across cultures
Chapter 8 Work: A paradox in flow research
Chapter 9: Free time: an opportunity for growth, recreation, or stagnation
Chapter 10: Relationships: safe harbor for flow explorers
Chapter 11: Education, learning and cultural transmission
Chapter 12: Optimal experience and religious practice
Chapter 13: Acculturation and optimal experience
Chapter 14: Flow and health: a bio-psycho-social perspective
Chapter 15: Psychosocial maladjustment and mimetic flow