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Faith and Freedom: Traditional and Modern Ways to Happiness

Ronald F. Inglehart

in International Differences in Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732739
eISBN:
9780199776887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

There are two main routes to happiness, one linked with modernization and another with traditional belief systems. In so far as modernization brings greater income, and political and personal ... More


What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a philosophical study of the nature and value of happiness. Part I is devoted to critical discussion of the most important theories about the nature of happiness, understood as some sort ... More


Selected Cognitive and Affective Strengths: Potential PsyCap?

Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef, and Bruce J. Avolio

in Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195187526
eISBN:
9780199789863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187526.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the potentially best fitting cognitive and affective positive capacities for being included in the future. Specifically, cognitively-oriented creativity and wisdom, and the ... More


International Differences in Well-Being

Ed Diener, Daniel Kahneman, and John Helliwell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732739
eISBN:
9780199776887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book draws together the latest work from scholars around the world using subjective well-being data to understand and compare well-being across countries and cultures. Starting from many ... More


Happiness and Economic Growth: Does the Cross Section Predict Time Trends? Evidence from Developing Countries

Richard A. Easterlin and Onnicha Sawangfa

in International Differences in Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732739
eISBN:
9780199776887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Based on point-of-time comparisons of happiness in richer and poorer countries, it is commonly asserted that economic growth will have a significant positive impact on happiness in poorer countries, ... More


* The social context of well-being

John F. Helliwell and Robert D. Putnam

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines and presents the influence of social context on subjective well-being. Based on related research and literature, subjective well-being is affected by genetics, personality, ... More


Defining Well-Being

Ed Diener, Richard E. Lucas, Ulrich Schimmack, and John F. Helliwell

in Well-Being for Public Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195334074
eISBN:
9780199893928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334074.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews the various definitions of well-being, and their advantages and disadvantages. Well-being is defined as an overall evaluation that an individual makes of his or her life in all ... More


Income’s Association with Judgments of Life Versus Feelings

Ed Diener, Daniel Kahneman, William Tov, and Raksha Arora

in International Differences in Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732739
eISBN:
9780199776887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Evidence is presented that measures of subjective well-being vary along a dimension anchored at the two ends by evaluative judgments of life and experienced affect. A debate in recent decades has ... More


Poverty and Human Development

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Each of the four chapters of Part I of the book synthesizes one aspect that must be specified in the operationalization of the capability approach, then proposes a framework for doing so. The issue ... More


Life (Evaluation), HIV/AIDS, and Death in Africa

Angus Deaton, Jane Fortson, and Robert Tortora

in International Differences in Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732739
eISBN:
9780199776887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses data from the Gallup World Poll and from the Demographic and Health Surveys to investigate how subjective well-being (SWB) is affected by mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, including ... More


Unemployment and Subjective Well-Being

Russell Helen, Watson Dorothy, and McGinnity Frances

in Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration: The European Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664719
eISBN:
9780191765209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664719.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines the impact of the economic crisis on subjective well-being. The influence of the economic downturn is measured using current and past unemployment, partner’s unemployment, ... More


Existing Surveys

Ed Diener, Richard E. Lucas, Ulrich Schimmack, and John F. Helliwell

in Well-Being for Public Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195334074
eISBN:
9780199893928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334074.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Although a disproportionate number of measures are used to assess the objective conditions of societies through social indicators, and ignore subjective well-being, there has been some progress in ... More


Loving Life

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Happiness is loving one’s life, valuing it in ways manifested by ample enjoyment and a robust sense of meaning. This definition is in tune with predominant contemporary concepts of happiness as ... More


Subjective well-being and mental health

Jonathan Bradshaw and Antonia Keung

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428370
eISBN:
9781447304005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter investigates how subjective well-being is influenced by well-being in relation to different domains. It focuses on emotional and mental health. Additionally, the sources of data on ... More


Disability and Subjective Well-Being

Mary C. Daly and Colin S. Gardiner

in Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785853
eISBN:
9780804786430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the relationship between disability and subjective well-being. The findings show that having a work-limiting disability is associated with lower levels of self-reported life ... More


Involuntary Job Transitions and Subjective Well-Being

Ariel Kalil and Thomas DeLeire

in Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785853
eISBN:
9780804786430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines whether lasting reductions in earnings and wealth due to job loss have consequences on well-being beyond financial concerns. In particular, the analysis uses data from the ... More


Is Happiness All that Matters?

Marc Fleurbaey and Didier Blanchet

in Beyond GDP: Measuring Welfare and Assessing Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199767199
eISBN:
9780199332557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767199.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyzes the ethical underpinnings of subjective well-being indicators, their connections to psychological and philosophical background theories, their relation to economic concepts, and ... More


* Positive mental health in individuals and populations

Felicia A. Huppert

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Recent developments in literature regarding mental health show a shift from disorder and dysfunction to concepts of well-being and positive health. This chapter recounts existing knowledge on the ... More


The relevance of subjective well-being to social policies: optimal experience and tailored intervention

Antonella Delle Fave and Fausto Massimini

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter deals with the implications of studies on subjective well-being in the fields of psychology, health, and social sciences. The knowledge derived from such studies enabled the creation of ... More


The Transformation of Happiness: A Response from Counseling Psychology

Steven J. Sandage

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues for a transformed understanding of happiness which is at root dialectical, able to face seasons of suffering and unhappiness along with the seasons of pure joy. While the latter ... More


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