Subjective well-being. The science of happiness and a proposal for a national index.

@article{Diener2000SubjectiveWT,
  title={Subjective well-being. The science of happiness and a proposal for a national index.},
  author={Ed Diener},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          34-43
        }
}
  • E. Diener
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • The American psychologist
One area of positive psychology analyzes subjective well-being (SWB), people's cognitive and affective evaluations of their lives. Progress has been made in understanding the components of SWB, the importance of adaptation and goals to feelings of well-being, the temperament underpinnings of SWB, and the cultural influences on well-being. Representative selection of respondents, naturalistic experience sampling measures, and other methodological refinements are now used to study SWB and could… 

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