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The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho


The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho

A Psychobiography from a Positive Psychology Perspective

von: Claude-Helene Mayer

142,79 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 31.07.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9783319596389
Sprache: englisch

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This book assesses the life and success of the writer Paulo Coelho, one of the most fascinating and contemporary writers in the world, through new lenses. It applies a positive psychology perspective and contributes to using innovative theories in psychobiographical studies. This study explores the development of holistic wellness (HWM) and faith development (FDT) throughout the writer's life. It presents radical changes in spirituality, self-direction, love and faith across the life span. Further, it analyses the development of Coelho’s relationship with God and the creation of meaningfulness through his belief and writing. This study contributes to a new era of psychobiographical works within the positive psychology framework. 
Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Psychobiographical Research.- Chapter 3. The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho: A Chronological Overview.- Chapter 4. The Holistic Wellness Model.- Chapter 5. Stages of Faith Development.- Chapter 6. Research Design and Methodology.- Chapter 7. Research Findings and Discussion on Paulo Coelho’s Life.- Chapter 8. Holistic Wellness and Faith Development Stages in Selected Creative Works of Paulo Coelho.- Chapter 9. Revisions, Conclusions and Recommendations.
Claude-Hélène Mayer is an Adjunct Professor (Privatdozentin) at the Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Management at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. She holds qualifications in Cultural Anthropology (MA and Doctorate), Psychology (PhD) and Management (PhD). Her Venia Legendi is in Psychology with focus on Work, Organisational and Cultural Psychology. She has published several monographs, text collections, journal articles, book chapters and special issues. Her areas of expertise are: mental health and well-being,  transcultural identity development, intercultural mediation and conflict management and women in leadership
This book assesses the life and success of the writer Paulo Coelho, one of the most fascinating and contemporary writers in the world, through new lenses. It applies a positive psychology perspective and contributes to using innovative theories in psychobiographical studies. This study explores the development of holistic wellness (HWM) and faith development (FDT) throughout the writer's life. It presents radical changes in spirituality, self-direction, love and faith across the life span. Further, it analyses the development of Coelho’s relationship with God and the creation of meaningfulness through his belief and writing. This study contributes to a new era of psychobiographical works within the positive psychology framework. 
Explores the development of holistic wellness and faith throughout the life span from a positive psychology perspectiveCombines different theories, research methodologies and contributes outstandingly to the field of psychobiography on different levelsThe first psychobiography written from a positive psychology perspective

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