The contribution of diversity to happiness research.

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The contribution of diversity to happiness research.

The significant contributions of Kashdan and Colleagues and Waterman are acknowledged and some suggestions are brought forward. In particular qualitative studies and a cross-cultural perspective taking into account non-Western traditions are needed to disentangle happiness and related constructs. Moreover the importance of contextualizing the eudaimonic construct of optimal experience within the framework of psychological selection is highlighted.

The Journal of Positive Psychology Vol. 4, No. 3, May 2009, 205–207

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