Subjective wellbeing homeostasis

Cummins, Robert A., Lau, Anna L. D. and Davern, Melanie T. 2012, Subjective wellbeing homeostasis, in Handbook of social indicators and quality of life research, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp.79-98.

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Title Subjective wellbeing homeostasis
Author(s) Cummins, Robert A.
Lau, Anna L. D.
Davern, Melanie T.
Title of book Handbook of social indicators and quality of life research
Editor(s) Land, Kenneth C.
Michalos, Alex C.
Sirgy, Joseph M.
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 4
Total chapters 26
Start page 79
End page 98
Total pages 20
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Keyword(s) homeostatis
subjective well-being
psychological devices
depression
Summary This chapter explains the concept of subjective well-being homeostasis. It concerns the proposal that subjective well-being (SWB) is managed by a system of psychological devices which have evolved for this purpose. The chapter begins by presenting some of the psychometric characteristics of SWB and introduces homeostasis as a theoretical construct that can account for these characteristics. This is followed by a discussion of the relationship between SWB and depression. The chapter ends with recommendations for measurement scales.
ISBN 9400724209
9789400724204
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2012, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30047371

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Psychology
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