Scientific Concepts Behind Happiness, Kindness, and Empathy in Contemporary Society

Scientific Concepts Behind Happiness, Kindness, and Empathy in Contemporary Society

Nava R. Silton (Marymount Manhattan College, USA)
Release Date: July, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 321
ISBN13: 9781522559184|ISBN10: 1522559183|EISBN13: 9781522559191|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5918-4

Description

Significant progress has been made in the study of human psychology in recent years. However, the human pursuit of happiness through the use of scientific methods has yet to be fully examined.

Scientific Concepts Behind Happiness, Kindness, and Empathy in Contemporary Society is an essential reference source that offers in-depth studies that anchor concepts of happiness, kindness, wellbeing, and empathy from a scientific perspective. Featuring research on topics such as cognitive revolution, neurobiology of wellbeing, and rational emotive behavior therapy, this book is ideally designed for sociologists, academicians, psychology professionals, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking scientific coverage on happiness, kindness, and empathy.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adolescence
  • Altruism
  • Cognitive Revolution
  • Existential Psychology
  • Gene Expression
  • Intrapersonal System
  • Personality
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Reciprocity

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nava R. Silton, Ph.D. received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and Mediakidz. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at Fordham University, Hunter College, Touro College and began a tenure-track line in the Department of Psychology at Marymount Manhattan College in the fall of 2011. She was a Postdoctoral Templeton Fellow at the Spears Research Institute at the Healthcare Chaplaincy from 2009-2010 and she has conducted research at the Autism Seaver Center at Mount Sinai Hospital and at Sesame Street Workshop. Her primary research interests include determining how best to enhance typical children’s sensitivity to children with disabilities, how to teach social emotional skills to children on the spectrum and looking at the interface between religion and health. She is currently producing a children’s television show, with a stop bullying platform as a primary focus.