Cummins, Robert A., Lau, Anna L. D. and Davern, Melanie T. 2012, Subjective wellbeing homeostasis. In Land, Kenneth C., Michalos, Alex C. and Sirgy, Joseph M. (ed), Handbook of social indicators and quality of life research, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp.79-98, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-2421-1_4.
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.
Field of Research
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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