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

  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},
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… Expand

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