Hedonia, eudaimonia, and well-being: an introduction

@article{Deci2008HedoniaEA,
  title={Hedonia, eudaimonia, and well-being: an introduction},
  author={Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={1-11}
}
Research on well-being can be thought of as falling into two traditions. In one—the hedonistic tradition—the focus is on happiness, generally defined as the presence of positive affect and the absence of negative affect. In the other—the eudaimonic tradition—the focus is on living life in a full and deeply satisfying way. Recognizing that much recent research on well-being has been more closely aligned with the hedonistic tradition, this special issue presents discussions and research reviews… 
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