Subjective wellbeing homeostasis

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.

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Title Subjective wellbeing homeostasis
Author(s) Cummins, Robert A.ORCID iD for 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
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
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2421-1_4
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
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