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Tables of Contents for Feeling Good
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Introduction,
xv
 
1. A Brief Philosophy of Well-Being,
1
34
The Basic Triad of Human Needs,
1
3
How Can We Be Happy?
4
2
Aristotle's Errors,
6
3
The Way of Positive Philosophers,
9
4
The Way of Negative Philosophers,
13
6
The Way of Humanists,
19
7
What Makes Life Stressful?
26
9
2. The Search for an Adequate Psychology,
35
44
The Essential Questions of Psychology,
35
4
Human Personality as Temperament,
39
5
Human Personality as Self,
44
6
Human Personality as Coherence of Being,
50
10
The Transcendental Phenomena of Development,
60
19
3. The Measurement and Movement of Human Thought,
79
58
The Path of the Psyche,
79
5
Experiencing the Stages of Self-Aware Consciousness,
84
11
Description and Measurement of Thought,
95
19
Movement of Thought in Time,
114
5
Brain Regulation of Attention and Affect,
119
3
The Spiral Path of Consciousness,
122
15
4. The Social Psychology of Transcendentalism,
137
52
The Cultural Atmosphere of Early America,
137
6
Emerson and the American Transcendentalist Movement,
143
8
Measuring Emerson's Thoughts,
151
3
Reliability and Validity of Measuring Thought,
154
3
Measuring Emerson's Social Relations,
157
18
The Development of Thoreau,
175
9
The Significance of the Transcendentalists,
184
2
Conclusions about Thought and Social Relations,
186
3
5. Psychophysical Theories of Contemplation,
189
42
The Prevalence of Contemplative Thought,
189
2
The Stages of Understanding Causality and Consciousness,
191
7
Explanatory Level of Causal Theories,
198
2
Facilitating Contemplative Experience,
200
2
Description of Contemplative Thought,
202
6
Quantum-like Nature of Insight and Giftedness,
208
23
6. Psychophysiology of Awareness,
231
38
The Biopsychosocial Approach,
231
3
Testing the Stepwise Nature of Development,
234
5
The Psychophysiology of the Steps in Thought,
239
8
The Global Brain Energy State,
247
2
Psychophysiology of the Stages of Consciousness,
249
5
Psychosomatic Effects of Meditation,
254
6
Degeneracy of Reductive Paradigms,
260
9
7. The Epigenetic Revolution,
269
44
The Significance for Psychobiology,
269
3
Early Theories of Development and Evolution,
272
6
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Molecular Memory,
278
5
The Inheritance of Epigenetic Effects,
283
3
Comparative Genomics and Evolution,
286
4
The Epigenetics of Personality,
290
13
Evolution of Creativity in Modern Human Beings,
303
10
8. The Irreducible Triad of Well-Being,
313
40
The Hierarchy of Life Systems,
313
6
The Dynamics of Biopsychosocial Systems,
319
2
The Topology and Functions of the Human Psyche,
321
8
The Noncausal Nature of Human Creativity,
329
14
Implications for the Future,
343
10
Appendix: The Quantitative Measurement of Thought,
353
6
Index,
359