Aversion to Happiness Across Cultures: A Review of Where and Why People are Averse to Happiness

@article{Joshanloo2014AversionTH,
  title={Aversion to Happiness Across Cultures: A Review of Where and Why People are Averse to Happiness},
  author={Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={717-735}
}
A common view in contemporary Western culture is that personal happiness is one of the most important values in life. For example, in American culture it is believed that failing to appear happy is cause for concern. These cultural notions are also echoed in contemporary Western psychology (including positive psychology and much of the research on subjective well-being). However, some important (often culturally-based) facts about happiness have tended to be overlooked in the psychological… Expand
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