Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Happiness - Biopsychosocial and Anthropological Perspectives

Floriana Irtelli

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Dr. Floriana Irtelli, psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, is a member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She has worked at Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Milan performing research and clinical activities, in addition to authoring the books Illuminarsi di Benessere, Familiar-mente, and Contemporary Perspectives on Relational Wellness.


Fabio Gabrielli

Università Lum Jean Monnet

Dr. Fabio Gabrielli, a philosopher, is a Professor of Philosophy of the Relationship at the School of Management (Milan campus), University Jean Monnet, Bari, Italy. He is a scientific member of QPP-Quantum Paradigms of Psychopathology and the 2015 Nobel Nominee.


Psychotherapy Mental Health Relational Studies Cultural Differences Social Effects Quality of Life Anthropology Psychophysiology Well-Being Measurement Related Factors Correlations

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Today, in the fields of psychology, medicine, biology, sociology, and anthropology, there is a great deal of research on the factors that are related to happiness and the effects of happiness on people's mental and physical health.

This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of this topic by exploring research, theories, biopsychosocial perspectives, and cross-cultural studies about happiness. The objectives of the project are: to analyze in-depth updates from research and clinic on how specific biological, psychological, and social factors are related to happiness, and how they develop in different contemporary cultural and anthropological contexts to further analyze their associations with mental health and, to investigate the interaction of demographic variables along different psychological and social trajectories, and thus obtain detailed information on the factors that influence the development of happiness.

Finally, this book aims to provide an overview to promote happiness and psychological well-being in the general population. 

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Floriana Irtelli

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Floriana Irtelli is a psychoanalyst/psychotherapist and member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) who has been lecturing for several years at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy. She has worked at Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Milan performing research and clinical activities. She is among the authors of several books, including A Fresh Look at Anxiety Disorders and Psychopathy - New Updates on an Old Phenomenon, and has published articles for the Journal of Affective Disorders, Research in Psychotherapy, and the Journal for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. She has participated in numerous conferences, seminars, and congresses. Dr. Irtelli is the sole author of the books Illuminarsi di Ben-essere, Familiar-mente, and Contemporary Perspectives on Relational Wellness.

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