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A form of psychotherapy developed by the Austrian psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl (1905–97) that capitalizes on people's will to meaning (rather than their will to power or the will to pleasure), attempts to restore a sense of meaning by encouraging meaningful and creative activities and experiences of art, nature, and culture, and encourages self-acceptance and an appreciation of one's place in the world by a close study of one's attitudes to work, love, and life in general, using techniques such as paradoxical intention and de-reflection. [From Greek logos word, discourse, or reason + English therapy, intended to denote meaning-centred therapy]

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