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The Embodied Conception and Psychological Well-Being

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583683
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745713 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0011
The Embodied Conception and Psychological Well-Being

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One might think that the embodied conception of activity and self would make one vulnerable to psychological damage in the wake of painful bereavement. This chapter argues that, according to modern grief research, that suspicion is unfounded. On the contrary, those with the best prospects for good grief outcomes, and perhaps for psychological well-adjustment over all, are those who make their loved ones part of their sense of self, provided they are also confident in their own coping abilities.

Keywords: bereavement; closeness; complicated grief; coping; grief; C. S. Lewis; loss; normal grief; resilience; Henk Schut; Margaret Stroebe

Chapter.  8788 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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