The evolving concept of subjective well-being: The multifaceted nature of happiness.

@article{Diener2009TheEC,
  title={The evolving concept of subjective well-being: The multifaceted nature of happiness.},
  author={Ed Diener and Christie Napa Scollon and Richard E. Lucas},
  journal={Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={67-100}
}
Subjective well-being, or what is popularly often called “happiness,” has been of intense interest throughout human history. We review research showing that it is not a single factor, but that subjective well-being is composed of a number of separable although somewhat related variables. For example, positive feelings, negative feelings, and life satisfaction are clearly separable. In understanding the various types of subjective well-being, it is important to remember that appraisals move from… 
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