The Science of Subjective Well-Being

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Michael Eid, Randy J. Larsen
Guilford Press, 2008 M01 1 - 546 páginas

This authoritative volume reviews the breadth of current scientific knowledge on subjective well-being (SWB): its definition, causes and consequences, measurement, and practical applications that may help people become happier. Leading experts explore the connections between SWB and a range of intrapersonal and interpersonal phenomena, including personality, health, relationship satisfaction, wealth, cognitive processes, emotion regulation, religion, family life, school and work experiences, and culture. Interventions and practices that enhance SWB are examined, with attention to both their benefits and limitations. The concluding chapter from Ed Diener dispels common myths in the field and presents a thoughtful agenda for future research.

 

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Ed Diener and the Science of Subjective WellBeing
1
THE REALM OF SUBJECTIVE WELLBEING
15
Sociological Theories of Subjective WellBeing
44
Evolution and Subjective WellBeing
62
The Pursuit of Happiness in History
80
MEASURING SUBJECTIVE WELLBEING
95
Successes and Shortfalls
124
Psychometric Modeling of Subjective WellBeing Data
141
Is Happiness Good? and Is Happier Better?
290
Material Wealth and Subjective WellBeing
307
Religion and Human Flourishing
323
SUBJECTIVE WELLBEING
333
IN THE INTERPERSONAL DOMAIN
345
Implications for the Delivery of SchoolRelated Services
376
Subjective WellBeing at Work
393
The What and Why Questions
414

Personality and Subjective WellBeing
171
The Chicago Health Aging and Social Relations Study
195
The Cognitive Basis of Subjective WellBeing
220
The Frequency of Social Comparison and Its Relation to Subjective WellBeing
239
Overcoming the Hedonic Treadmill
258
Can We Make People Happier and Should
431
Promoting Positive Affect
449
Gratitude Subjective WellBeing and the Brain
469
CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
491
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Michael Eid, DSc, is Professor of Psychology at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Eid is currently Editor of Methodology--European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Associate Editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology. His main research interests are subjective well-being, mood regulation, multimethod measurement, and longitudinal data analysis.

Randy J. Larsen, PhD, is the William R. Stuckenberg Professor of Human Values and Moral Development and Chair of the Psychology Department at Washington University in St. Louis. He conducts research on emotion, primarily in terms of differences between people, and studies such topics as subjective well-being, mood variability, jealousy, attraction, depression, and strategies for the self-management of self-esteem and emotion. Dr. Larsen is an elected member of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology and is listed as one of the highly cited psychologists by the Institute for Scientific Information.

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