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The Gap: Happiness Scales and the Edge of Sadness

Peter N. Stearns

in Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783627
eISBN:
9780814783634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783627.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the assessments currently used for measuring happiness—and more broadly, for puzzling out the solution to the modernity–happiness gap. Happiness, of course, is notoriously hard ... More


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