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dc.contributor.advisorEmmens, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorPetersen, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-15T21:38:10Z
dc.date.available2017-11-15T21:38:10Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.created2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10983
dc.description.abstractThe body of literature relating to human happiness is historically rich and is gaining increasing relevance in the current healthcare environment. Although the term happiness is commonly used in society this dissertation illustrates the complexities of happiness, highlighting its associations with what are understood as desirable states of being, as well as social constructs which appear more related to suffering than well-being. Five key areas are looked at, these are: conceptions of happiness, “unhelpful happiness”, longer term happiness, short term happiness and barriers to happiness. A hermeneutic methodology is adopted providing personal reflections to develop further understanding and provide considerations for psychotherapists.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectHappinessen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen_NZ
dc.subjectUnderstanding happinessen_NZ
dc.subjectHermeneutic Literature Reviewen_NZ
dc.titleSeeking Understanding on the Issue of Happiness: A Hermeneutic Literature Reviewen_NZ
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Psychotherapyen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2017-11-10T04:55:35Z


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