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Subjective wellbeing homeostasis

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posted on 01.01.2012, 00:00 authored by Robert CumminsRobert Cummins, Anna Lau, Melanie Davern
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.

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Title of book

Handbook of social indicators and quality of life research

Chapter number

4

Pagination

79 - 98

Publisher

Springer

Place of publication

Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISBN-13

9789400724204

ISBN-10

9400724209

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2012, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Extent

26

Editor/Contributor(s)

K Land, A Michalos, J Sirgy

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