Happiness in Behaviour Genetics: An Update on Heritability and Changeability

  title={Happiness in Behaviour Genetics: An Update on Heritability and Changeability},
  author={Ragnhild Bang Nes and Espen R{\o}ysamb},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
In this paper we summarize recent behaviour genetic findings on happiness measured as life satisfaction (LS) and subjective wellbeing (SWB) and discuss important implications pertaining to stability and change, including the potential of individual and societal interventions. Broadly speaking, two main research strategies explore genetic and environmental influences on happiness, including quantitative and molecular genetics. Whereas molecular genetics seeks to trace the causal pathways from… Expand
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