Some Meaning-in-Life-related References

(and the people who suggested them)

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Michelle
Myths to live by and Power of myth by Joseph Campbell
The road less traveled numbers 1, 2, & 3 by M. Scott Peck
Bus 9 to paradise by Leo Buscaglia
Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Maile and/or George
Latchôdrom (movie)
Baraka (movie)
Colin
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
A pattern language by Christopher Alexander et. al.
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Robert Pirsig
The bell jar by Sylvia Plath
One straw revolution: an introduction to natural farming by Masanobu Fukuoka. (This book is the best.)
Csikszentmihalyi, M. Flow. (and other works)
Battista, J. & Almond, R. (1973). The development of meaning in life. Psychiatry, 36, 409-427.
Blocker, G. (1974). The meaning of meaninglessness. Netherlands, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.
Debats, D. L., Drost, J., & Hansen, P. (1995). Experiences of meaning in life: a combined qualitative and quantitative approach. British Journal of Psychology, 86, 359-375.
Denne, J. M. & Thompson, N. L. (1991). The experience of transition to meaning and purpose in life. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 22, 2, 109-133.
Ebersole, P. & De Vogler, K. L. (1986). Meaning in life of the eminent and the average. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 1(1), 83-94.
Fabry, J. B. (1980). The pursuit of meaning. San Francisco: Haper and Row.
Frankl, V. E. (1965). Manís search for meaning: an introduction to logotherapy. Boston: Beacon Press.
Klemke, E. D. (1981). The meaning of life.
Melville, H. (1994). Melville, Herman. 1853. Bartleby, the Scrivener. URL http://www.cc.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartleby.html
Novak, M. (1970). The experience of nothingness. New York: Harper & Row.
OíConnor, K. & Chamberlain, K. (1996). Dimensions of life meaning: a qualitative investigation at mid-life. British Journal of Psychology, 87, 461-477.
Ryff, C. D., & Keyes, C. L. (1995). The structure of psychological well-being revisited. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69(4), 719-727.
Sherman, E. (1987). Meaning in mid-life transitions. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.
Stephen, J., Fraser, E. & Marcia, J. E. (1992). Moratorium-achievement (Mama) cycles in lifespan identity development: value orientations and reasoning system correlates. Journal of Adolescence, 15, 283-300.
Tolstoy, L. (1981). My confession. In E. D. Klemke (Ed.), The meaning of life (pp. 9-19). New York: Oxford University Press.
Yalom, I. D. (1980). Existential Psychotherapy.