The psychology of subjective well-being

  title={The psychology of subjective well-being},
  author={R. Biswas‐Diener and E. Diener and Maya Tamir},
Dædalus Spring 2004 In the last few decades there has been something of a revolution in the scienti1⁄2c study of happiness.1 A combination of radical new thinking and sophisticated methodology has allowed psychologists to add substantially to our understanding of this concept that has historically been the domain of philosophers and theologians. For the 1⁄2rst time, we are able to measure happiness. And we have learned much about the biological and social factors that contribute to happiness… Expand
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  • Cher-Yi Tan, Chun-Qian Chuah, Shwu-Ting Lee, Chee-Seng Tan
  • Medicine
  • International journal of environmental research and public health
  • 2021
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