Culture and Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener / Edition 1

Culture and Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener / Edition 1

by Ed Diener
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048123518

ISBN-13: 9789048123513

Pub. Date: 06/09/2009

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

material boundaries capture cultural effects? The articles contained in this volume offer initial answers to most of these questions. The culture and well-being questions are of fundamental importance to understanding in the entire eld and to scienti c knowledge in the behavioral s- ences as a whole. Unless we understand what is universal and what is speci c, we

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material boundaries capture cultural effects? The articles contained in this volume offer initial answers to most of these questions. The culture and well-being questions are of fundamental importance to understanding in the entire eld and to scienti c knowledge in the behavioral s- ences as a whole. Unless we understand what is universal and what is speci c, we cannot hope to understand the processes governing well-being. Unfortunately, our scienti c knowledge in most behavioral science elds, including the study of we- being, has been built on a narrow database drawn from westernized, industrialized nations. This means that we have only a little knowledge of whether our ndings are generalizable to all peoples of the globe and to universal human psychol- ical processes. Fortunately, during the last decade my students and I, as well as others working in this area, have rapidly expanded our knowledge of well-being vis-a-vis ' culture. The rst attempt to summarize the ndings in this area came in 1999 with Culture and Subjective Well-Being, a book edited by Eunkook Suh and Diener. The current volume represents a renewed effort to give a broad overview of major ndings in this area and to point to the important directions for future research. Composition of This Volume I am very pleased with the articles presented in this volume because I believe that they represent true advances in our fundamental understanding of subjective we- being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048123513
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Series:
Social Indicators Research Series, #38
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Diener
2. Culture and Subjective Well-Being - Tov & Diener
3. Factors Predicting the Subjective Well-Being of Nations - Diener, Diener & Diener
4. Cross-Cultural Correlates of Life Satisfaction and Self Esteem - Diener & Diener
5. Goals, Culture, and Subjective Well-Being - Oishi & Diener
6. Cross-Cultural Variations in Predictors of Life Satisfaction - Osihi, Diener, Lucas & Suh
7. From Culture to Printing Conditions - Suh, Diener & Updegraff
8. The Dynamics of Daily Events and Well-Being Across Cultures: When Less is More - Oishi, Diener, Choi, Kim-Prieto & Choi
9. Norms for Experiencing Emotions in Different Cultures - Eid & Diener
10. Emotions Across Cultures and Methods - Scollon, Diener, Osihi & Biswas-Diener
11. Positivity and the Construction of Life Satisfaction Judgements: Global Happiness Is Not Sum of Its Parts - Diener, Scollon, Oishi, Dzokoto & Sug
12. Most People are Pretty Happy, but There is Cultural Variation - Biswas-Diener, Vitterso & Diener
13. Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Satisfaction in the Slums of Calcutta - Biswas-Diener & Diener
14. Conclusion - Diener

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