Happiness

Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior, pp. 147-160, M. Leary & R. Hoyle, eds., Guilford Press, 2009

35 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2012

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Ed Diener

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pelin Kesebir

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds

William Tov

Singapore Management University

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

The chapter aims to shed some light on the all-important question of what makes people happy, relying upon the most recent research on the topic. We focus not only on the question of what causes individuals to differ in their happiness levels, but also on what these differences are able to predict regarding success in various life domains, such as professional achievement, health, and social relationships.

Keywords: happiness, subjective well-being, individual differences, personality

Suggested Citation

Diener, Ed and Kesebir, Pelin and Tov, William, Happiness (2009). Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior, pp. 147-160, M. Leary & R. Hoyle, eds., Guilford Press, 2009 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2143374

Ed Diener

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( email )

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Pelin Kesebir (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds ( email )

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Madison, WI 53705-2280
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William Tov

Singapore Management University ( email )

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Singapore, 178903
Singapore

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