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If, Why, and When Subjective Well-Being Influences Health, and Future Needed Research

We review evidence on whether subjective well-being (SWB) can influence health, why it might do so, and what we know about the conditions where this is more or less likely to occur. This review also explores how various methodological approaches inform the study of the connections between subjective well-being and health and longevity outcomes....

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Explaining Differences in Societal Levels of Happiness: Relative Standards Need Fulfillment Culture and Evaluation Theory

ABSTRACT. This article addresses the question of which societal characteristics are likely to enhance subjective well-being....

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Religion as a source of variation in the experience of positive and negative emotions.

In a series of three studies we examined the ways in which religion informs the individual experience and valuation of emotions. In Study 1 Christian Muslim Hindu Buddhist and Jewish participants (N = 7231) in 49 nations reported the frequency with which they experienced nine discrete emotions....

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Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

Utilizing sophisticated methodology and three decades of research by the world's leading expert on happiness, Happiness challenges the present thinking of the causes and consequences of happiness and redefines our modern notions of happiness....

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