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Published: 06 May 2004

400 Pages | 2 halftones, 18 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195051377

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Feeling Good

The Science of Well-Being

C. Robert Cloninger, M.D.

The separation of biomedical and psychosocial approaches to mental illness has hampered both research and treatment because only a fully integrated view of life permits a person to develop wisdom and well-being. In this long-awaited work, psychiatrist Robert Cloninger argues that all persons have spontaneous needs for happiness, self-understanding, and love, and he describes a way toward achieving psychological coherence that satisfies these basic human needs. The novel synthesis that he provides is based on the latest findings and concepts in neuroscience, genetics, long-term biopsychosocial research, and complex networks, combined with a reliable, quantitative way of measuring human thought, social relationships, and creativity.