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Flashcards in 1.5.1 The Good Life (Po) Deck (11):
1

According to this assumption what is everyone seeking?

The good life

2

What does the good life refer to?

A well lived life

3

What did Seligman identify?

3 types of desirable lives

4

What is the pleasant life?

A life where happiness comes from physical (hedonistic) pleasure

5

What does the good life involve?

A balanced focus on all aspects of life - personal, social and work

6

With the good life when is happiness found?

When you are content and absorbed in all areas of life

7

Where does happiness come from in the meaningful life?

Feeling there is a greater purpose and being part of it

8

What human behaviour could this be used to explain?

Generosity

9

What has research shown about generosity?

Pro social spending leads to higher levels of happiness than spending on yourself

10

how could the behaviour of addiction be explained?

seeking pleasant life - physical hedonistic pleasure

11

how could the behaviour of altruism (selflessness) be explained?

seeking a meaningful life
happiness from feeling there is a greater purpose

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