Day: September 26, 2018

Using experience sampling to examine links between compassion, eudaimonia, and prosocial behavior

Objective Compassion has been associated with eudaimonia and prosocial behavior, and has been regarded as a virtue, both historically and cross‐culturally. However, the psychological study of compassion has been limited to laboratory settings and/or standard survey assessments. Here, we use an experience sampling method (ESM) to compare naturalistic assessments of compassion with standard assessments, and …

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Smartphone delivery of a hope intervention: Another way to flourish

Positive interventions have shown promise for fostering hedonic (happiness) and eudaimonic (flourishing) well-being. However, few studies have focused on positive interventions that target hope as a means of increasing well-being, and none have examined the use of smartphone app-based systems for delivering interventions in the moments and contexts of daily life—an approach called ecological momentary …

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