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The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho : A Psychobiography from a Positive Psychology Perspecti


PreviewGeneral Orientation to the StudyA Short Introduction to the Life and Work of Paulo CoelhoThe Theoretical Approaches to This StudyThe Holistic Wellness ModelStages of Faith DevelopmentCombining the Holistic Wellness Model and the Faith Development TheoryTheoretical and Paradigmatic Point of DepartureResearch MethodologyResearch Design and SamplingData Collection and AnalysisProblem Statement and Justification for the StudyPurpose, Aims, and Contribution of the ResearchMotivation for the Research StudyThe Structure of the Research StudySummaryPsychobiographical ResearchPreviewDefining PsychobiographyPsychobiographical ResearchPsychobiographies in the Realm of Creativity, Artists and WritersDemarcation of Psychobiographical Research and Related ConceptsPsychobiography and Life HistoryPsychobiography and Life NarrativesPsychobiography and AutobiographiesPsychobiography and PsychohistoryPsychobiography and Case Study ResearchCritical Views on Psychobiographical ResearchThe Value and Contribution of Psychobiographical Case StudiesWhy a Psychobiography on Paulo Coelho?SummaryThe Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho A Chronological OverviewPreviewPaulo Coelho’s Early Childhood (1947-1953)Childhood and Schooldays (1953-1961)The Teenage Years (1962-1966)Becoming a WriterThe Retreat at St Ignatius and Paulo Coelho’s Belief in GodMoving to Gavia and Rota 15Transfer to Andrews CollegeThe Dream, the Design of Life and the New FreedomThe First Mental Hospital Encounter in 1965The Second Mental Hospital Encounter in 1966The Twenties (1967-1976)Women, Theatre and the Third Mental Hospital EncounterDrugs and the OccultKidnapped and TorturedThe Thirties (1977-1986)Nha ChicaCristina and Christian BeliefDachau and RAM PracticesEarly Writings and Becoming Master of RAM“I am a Magus”The Road to Santiago - A Major Life ChangeThe Forties (1987-1996)The Pilgrimage (1987)The Alchemist (1988)Brida (1990)The Valkyries (1992)By the River Piedro I Sat Down and Wept (1994)The Fifth Mountain (1995)The Fifties (1997-2006)Veronica Decides to Die (1998)The Wanderer (2007)Where Lives God?The Soul and the PurposeFearLuckWork and Individual ResponsibilityMagicThe Brazilian Academy of LettersThe Devil and Miss Prym (2000)Eleven Minutes (2003)Warrior of the Light (2003)The Zahir (2004)The Witch of Portobello (2006)God, Faith and SpiritualityLike a Flowing RiverThe Sixties (2007-2016)The Winner Stands Alone (2008)“My Life” - Paulo Coelho in DocumentaryAleph (2011)Manuscript Found in Accra (2012)Adultery (2014) and the Spy (2016)Paulo Coelho’s AchievementsPaulo Coelho’s Political EngagementAt the Peak of His CareerAn Overview on Paulo Coelho’s Life and Creative WorksSummaryThe Holistic Wellness ModelPreviewIntroductionDefining WellnessIntroducing the Holistic Wellness ModelThe Holistic Wellness ModelLife TasksSpiritualitySelf-Direction(a) Sense of worth(b) Sense of control(c) Realistic beliefs(d) Emotional awareness and coping(e) Problem-solving and creativity(f) Sense of humour(g) Nutrition(h) Exercise(i) Self-care(j) Stress management(k) Gender identity(l) Cultural identityWork and LeisureFriendshipLoveLife ForcesFamilyReligionEducationCommunityMediaGovernmentBusiness or IndustryGlobal EventsThe Indivisible SelfThe Value of the Holistic Wellness Model in Psychobiographical ResearchCriticism of the Holistic Wellness Model in Psychobiographical ResearchSummaryStages of Faith DevelopmentPreviewIntroductionDefining FaithThe Birth of the Faith Development Theory of James FowlerBasic Assumptions in Faith Development TheoryInfluencing Constructive Dimensions of Faith Development TheoryFowlers’ Stages of Faith Development TheoryStage 0 - Primal FaithStage 1 - Intuitive-Projective StageStage 2 - Mythic-Literal StageStage 3 - Synthetic-Conventional StageStage 4 - Individuative-Reflexive StageStage 5 - Paradoxical-Conjunctive StageStage 6 - Universalising FaithSummarising Remarks on the Stages of Faith DevelopmentFaith Development and Vocation in LifeGod’s Creation and Caring for Others and the EnvironmentGod's Governance and His Justice and Lawfulness Within Societies (Fowler, 1987)God's Liberation from Socio-economic and Political Ideologies and Boundaries (Fowler, 1987)Empirical Research in Faith Development TheoryFaith Development Theory in Psychobiography and WritingCritical Responses to Faith Development TheorySummaryResearch Design and MethodologyPreviewResearch Design and MethodologyThe Research Paradigm of Hermeneutics in PsychobiographyThe Research Approach: Psychobiography as a Case Study MethodQuality Criteria in Qualitative Case Study ResearchCredibility and SubjectivityGeneralisability and TransferabilityDependabilityConfirmabilityRigour, Creativity and TrustworthinessMarkers of Psychobiographical ResearchThe Research Process in PsychobiographyData CollectionSampling: The Choice of the Subject of ResearchFirst- and Third-Person Documents in Psychobiographical ResearchPsychological Theories Applied in This ResearchData Analysis and InterpretationContent Analysis in First and Third-Person DataStep 1: Familiarisation and ImmersionStep 2: Inducing ThemesStep 3: CodingStep 4: ElaborationStep 5: Interpretation and CheckingEthical ConsiderationsMethodological LimitationsSummaryResearch Findings and Discussion on Paulo Coelho’s LifePreviewConceptual Outline of Presentation of FindingsLife Tasks, Forces and Global Events in Coelho’s LifeLife Task 1: SpiritualityPaulo Coelho’s Early Childhood (1947-1953)Childhood and Schooldays (1953-1961)The Teenage Years (1962-1966)The Twenties (1967-1976)The Thirties (1977-1986)The Forties (1987-1996)The Fifties (1997-2006)The Sixties (2007-2016)Conclusion on the Life Task SpiritualityLife Task 2: Self-DirectionPaulo Coelho’s Early Childhood (1947-1953)Childhood and Schooldays (1953-1961)The Teenage Years (1962-1966)The Twenties (1967-1976)The Thirties (1977-1986)The Forties (1987-1996)The Fifties (1997-2006)The Sixties (2007-2016)Conclusion on the Life Task Self-DirectionLife Task 3: Work and LeisurePaulo Coelho’s Early Childhood (1947-1953)Childhood and Schooldays (1953-1961)The Teenage Years (1962-1966)The Twenties (1967-1976)The Thirties (1977-1986)The Forties (1987-1996)The Fifties (1997-2006)The Sixties (2007-2016)Conclusion on the Life Task Work and LeisureLife Task 4: FriendshipPaulo Coelho’s Early Childhood (1947-1953)Childhood and Schooldays (1953-1961)The Teenage Years (1962-1966)The Twenties (1967-1976)The Thirties (1977-1986)The Forties (1987-1996)The Fifties (1997-2006)The Sixties (2007-2016)Conclusion on the Life Task FriendshipLife Task 5: LovePaulo Coelho’s Early Childhood (1947-1953)Childhood and Schooldays (1953-1961)The Teenage Years (1962-1966)The Twenties (1967-1976)The Thirties (1977-1986)The Forties (1987-1996)The Fifties (1997-2006)The Sixties (2007-2016)Conclusion on the Life Task LoveIntegration and Conclusions of the Findings on Holistic WellnessSub-Chapter Summary on the Holistic Wellness ModelThe Stages of Faith Development Throughout Coelho’s LifeStage 0 - Primal FaithPaulo Coelho’s Early Childhood (1947-1953)Stage 1 - Intuitive-Projective StageChildhood and Schooldays (1953-1961)Stage 2 - Mythic-Literal StageChildhood and Schooldays (1953-1961)The Teenage Years (1962-1966)Stage 3 - Synthetic-Conventional StageThe Teenage Years (1962-1966)The Twenties (1967-1976)Stage 4 - Individuative-Reflexive StageThe Thirties (1977-1986)The Forties (1987-1996)Stage 5 - Paradoxical-Conjunctive StageThe Forties (1987-1996)The Fifties (1997-2006)The Sixties (2007-2016)Stage 6 - Universalising FaithThe Sixties (2007-2016)Summary of Findings of Stages of Faith DevelopmentVocation in Paulo Coelho’s LifePaulo Coelho’s Vocation During His Young AdulthoodPaulo Coelho’s Vocation During His Middle AdulthoodPaulo Coelho Vocation’s During His Later AdulthoodVocation and the Relationship with God(a) Vocation, God and environmental care(b) Vocation, God and just and lawful governance(c) Vocation, God and liberation from ideologies and boundariesFaith Development and Vocation in Coelho’s Life as a WriterIntegration and Conclusions on Findings in Faith Development TheorySub-Chapter Summary on Faith Development TheorySummaryHolistic Wellness and Faith Development in Selected Creative Works of Paulo CoelhoPreviewConceptual Outline of the Presentation of Findings on Selected Creative WorksIntroduction to “The Pilgrimage” (1987)Alexander’s Indicators of Psychological Salience in “The Pilgrimage”Schultz’s Prototypical Scenes in “The Pilgrimage"Holistic Wellness in “The Pilgrimage"Life Tasks in “The Pilgrimage”(a) Sense of worth(b) Sense of control(c) Realistic beliefs(d) Emotional awareness and coping(e) Problem-solving and creativity(f) Sense of humour(g) Nutrition(h) Exercise(i) Self-care(j) Stress management(k) Gender identityWork and LeisureFriendshipLife ForcesBusiness or IndustryGlobal EventsConclusion on Holistic Wellness in “The Pilgrimage”Fowler’s Stages of Faith Development in “The Pilgrimage”Stage 0 - Primal FaithStage 1 - Intuitive-Projective StageStage 2 - Mythic-Literal StageStage 3 - Synthetic-Conventional StageStage 4 - Individuative-Reflexive StageStage 5 - Paradoxical-Conjunctive StageStage 6 - Universalising FaithThe Vocation in “The Pilgrimage”Conclusion on Faith Development in “The Pilgrimage”Introduction to “Aleph” (2011)Alexander’s Indicators of Psychological Salience in “Aleph”Schultz’s Prototypical Scenes in “Aleph”Life Tasks in “Aleph”(a) Sense of worth(b) Sense of control(c) Realistic beliefs(d) Emotional awareness and coping(e) Problem-solving and creativity(f) Sense of humour(g) Nutrition(h) Exercise(i) Self-care(k) Gender identity(l) Cultural identityLife ForcesGlobal EventsConclusion on Holistic Wellness in “Aleph”Fowler’s Stages of Faith Development in “Aleph”Stage 0 - Primal FaithStage 1 - Intuitive-Projective StageStage 2 - Mythic-Literal StageStage 3 - Synthetic-Conventional StageStage 4 - Individuative-Reflexive StageStage 5 - Paradoxical-Conjunctive StageStage 6 - Universalising FaithThe Vocation in “Aleph”Conclusion on Faith Development in “Aleph”The Development of Coelho from “The Pilgrimage” to “Aleph”“The Pilgrimage" in the Context of Coelho’s Life (1982-1987)The Holistic Wellness Model in Coelho’s Life and “The Pilgrimage” (1982-1987)Stages of Faith Development in Coelho’s Life and “The Pilgrimage” (1982-1987)“Aleph” in the Context of Paulo Coelho’s Life (2006-2011)The Holistic Wellness Model in Coelho’s Life and “Aleph” (2006-2011)Stages of Faith Development in Coelho’s Life and “Aleph” (2006-2011)Coelho’s Development in Terms of the Holistic Wellness Model from “The Pilgrimage” to “Aleph”Development of the Life Task SpiritualityDevelopment of the Life Task Self-DirectionDevelopment of the Life Task Work and LeisureDevelopment of the Life Task FriendshipDevelopment of the Life Task LoveThe Development of Life Forces and the Impact of Global EventsCoelho’s Development in Terms of the Stages of Faith Development from “The Pilgrimage” to “Aleph”Narrative Peculiarities in Life and Selected Creative WorksFiction or Non-fiction?The I-narratorSubjectivity and Coherence of Life NarrationWellness and Well-Being in Paulo Coelho’s NarrationsSummaryPreviewProblem Statement and Justification for the Study RevisedPurpose and Aims of the Research Study RevisedPreliminary Assumptions RevisedSummaries and ConclusionsPaulo Coelho’s Life and Creative Works in the Context of the Holistic Wellness ModelSummary of Holistic Wellness in the Life of Paulo CoelhoConclusions on Holistic Wellness in the Life of Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho’s Life and Creative Works in the Context of Stages of Faith DevelopmentSummary of Faith Development in the Life of Paulo CoelhoConclusions on Stages of Faith Development and Vocation in LifeThe Reconstruction of Paulo Coelho’s Wellness and FaithHolistic Wellness, Faith and SuccessReflections on Theoretical and Methodological Approaches usedPsychobiographical ResearchFrom Psychopathology to Positive Psychology in Psychobiographical Research on WritersChallenges of a Psychobiography on an Extraordinary WriterHuman Subjectivity in Psychobiographical ResearchThe Impact of Culture in This Psychobiographical StudyThe Holistic Wellness Model Re-ExaminedBasics of the Holistic Wellness Model in This StudyHolistic Wellness and the Wheel of Wellness in This StudyLife Tasks RevisedLife Forces and Global Events ReassessedThe Value of the Holistic Wellness Model ReconsideredCritical Aspects of the Holistic Wellness Model in This StudyFaith Development Theory ReconsideredRedefining Faith - Paulo Coelho’s Faithful Mode of IntuitionBasic Assumptions in Faith Development Theory RevisedInfluencing Constructive Dimensions of Faith Development Theory RevisedFowlers’ Stages of Faith Development Theory ReconsideredVocation in Life RevisedContribution to Empirical Research in Faith Development TheoryFowler’s Faith Development Theory in Psychobiographies and Writing ReassessedCritical Responses to Faith Development Theory Reflected in this StudyCombining Holistic Wellness Model and Faith Development Theory in This StudyMethodological Paradigms and Approaches Reconsidered for This StudyRevising Psychobiography as a Case Study MethodRevision of Quality Criteria in This ResearchMarkers of (Good) Psychobiographical Research Reconsidered for This StudyThe Research Process ReassessedContribution of the StudyLimitations of This StudyReflections of the Researcher at the End of the StudyRecommendation for Future Psychobiographical Research and PracticePsychobiographical ResearchPaulo CoelhoHolistic Wellness Model and Faith Development TheoryResearch MethodologyPsychological PracticeThe Use of Psychobiographies in TherapiesThe Use of Psychobiographies in Psychology in Higher EducationSummary
 
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