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The funds, friends, and faith of happy people.
  • D. Myers
  • Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • 2000
New studies are revealing predictors of subjective well-being, often assessed as self-reported happiness and life satisfaction. Worldwide, most people report being at least moderately happy,Expand
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Who Is Happy?
A flood of new studies explores people's subjective well-being (SWB) Frequent positive affect, infrequent negative affect, and a global sense of satisfaction with life define high SWB These studiesExpand
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The religion paradox: if religion makes people happy, why are so many dropping out?
As we estimate here, 68% of human beings--4.6 billion people--would say that religion is important in their daily lives. Past studies have found that the religious, on average, have higher subjectiveExpand
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Intuition: Its Powers and Perils
One of the biggest revelations of recent psychological science is the two-track human mind, which features not only a deliberate, self-aware “high road” but also a vast, automatic, intuitive “lowExpand
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The group polarization phenomenon.
Experiments exploring the effects of group discussion on attitudes, jury decisions, ethical decisions, judgments, person perceptions, negotiations, and risk taking (other than the choice-dilemmasExpand
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Close relationships and quality of life.
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The Pursuit of Happiness: Who Is Happy - and Why?
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Social psychology, 6th ed.
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The pursuit of happiness.
New research uncovers some anti-intuitive insights into how many people are happy--and why.
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The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty
For Americans entering the twenty-first century, it is the best of times and the worst of times. Material wealth is at record levels, yet disturbing social problems reflect a deep spiritual poverty.Expand
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