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The science of subjective well-being

Author: Michael Eid; Randy J Larsen
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reviews scientific knowledge on subjective well-being (SWB): its definition, causes and consequences, measurement, and practical applications that may help people become happier.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Science of subjective well-being.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608058449
Named Person: Glück
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eid; Randy J Larsen
ISBN: 9781593855819 1593855818 9781606230732 1606230735
OCLC Number: 153773381
Description: xiii, 546 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ed Diener and the science of subjective well-being / Randy J. Larsen and Michael Eid --
The realm of subjective well-being --
Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being / Dan M. Haybron --
Sociological theories of subjective well-being / Ruut Veenhoven --
Evolution and subjective well-being / Sarah E. Hill and David M. Buss --
The pursuit of happiness in history / Darrin M. McMahon --
Measuring subjective well-being --
The structure of subjective well-being / Ulrich Schimmack --
The assessment of subjective well-being: successes and shortfalls / William Pavot --
Measuring the immeasurable : psychometric modeling of subjective well-being data / Michael Eid --
The happy person --
Personality and subjective well-being / Richard E. Lucas --
Happiness and the invisible threads of social connection : the Chicago health, aging, and social relations study / John T. Cacioppo [and others] --
The happy mind in action : the cognitive basis of subjective well-being / Michael D. Robinson and Rebecca J. Compton --
The frequency of social comparison and its relation to subjective well-being --
Frank Fujita --
Regulation of emotional well-being : overcoming the hedonic treadmill / Randy J. Larsen and Zvjezdana Prizmic --
Two new questions about happiness : "is happiness good" and "is happier better?" / Shige Oishi and Minkyung Koo --
Material wealth and subjective well-being / Robert M. Biswas- Diener --
Religion and human flourishing / David G. Myers --
Subjective well-being in the interpersonal domain --
What makes people happy? : a developmental approach to the literature on family relationships and well-being / Marissa L. Diener and Mary Beth Diener McGavran --
Research on life satisfaction of children and youth : implications for the delivery of school-related services / E. Scott Huebner and Carol Diener --
Job satisfaction : subjective well-being at work / Timothy A. Judge and Ryan Klinger --
Comparing subjective well-being across cultures and nations: the "what" and "why" questions / Eunkook Suh and Jayoung Koo --
Making people happier --
Interventions for enhancing subjective well-being : can we make people happier and should we? / Laura A. King --
Promoting positive affect / Barbara L. Fredrickson --
Gratitude, subjective well-being, and the brain / Robert A. Emmons --
Conclusions and future directions --
Myths in the science of happiness, and directions for future research / Ed Diener.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Eid, Randy J. Larsen.
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