The Exploration of Happiness: Present and Future Perspectives (Happiness Studies Book) (Paperback)
Part I. Individual Well-Being: Theory and Research.- Chapter 1. Introduction; Antonella Delle Fave.-Chapter 2. Objective Eplanations of Individual Well-Being; Jukka Varelius.- Chapter 3. Paradoxes of Happiness; Mike W. Martin.- Chapter 4. Integrating the Diverse Definitions of Happiness: A Time-Sequential Framework; Chu Kim-Prieto; Ed Diener Maya Tamir, Christie Scollon and Marissa Diener.- Chapter 5. Subjective Well-Being, Homeostatically Protected Mood and Depression: A Synthesis; Robert A. Cummins.- Chapter 6. Know Thyself and Become What You Are: A Eudaimonic Approach to Psychological Well-Being; Carol D. Ryff and Burton H. Singer.- Chapter 7. Living Well: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective on Eudaimonia; Richard M. Ryan, Veronika Huta and Edward L. Deci.- Chapter 8. The Multiple Determination of Well-Being: Independent Effects of Positive Traits, Needs, Goals, Selves Social Support and Cultural Context; Kennon M. Sheldon and Tan H. Hoon.- Chapter 9. Orientations to Happiness and Life Satisfaction: The Full Life versus the Empty Life; Christopher Peterson, Nansook Park and Martin E.P. Seligman.- Chapter 10. The Pleasant Life, the Engaged Life, and the Meaningful Life: What about the Balanced Life; M. Joseph Sirgy and Jiyun Wu.- Part II. Cultural and Socio-Economic Issues.- Chapter 11. The Four Qualities of Life; Ruut Veenhoven.- Chapter 12. The Mixed Blessings of Material Progress; Richard Eckersley.- Chapter 13. Searching for Happiness: The Importance of Social Capital; Ambrose Leung, Cheryl Kier, Tak Fung, Linda Fung and Robert Sproule.- Chapter 14. Cultural Constructions of Happiness; Theory and Empirical Evidence; Yukiko Uchida, Vinai Norasakkunkit and Shinobu Kitayama.- Chapter 15. Development as Happiness: The Subjective-Perception of Happiness and UNDP's Analysis of Poverty, Wealth and Development; J rg Schimmel.- Chapter 16. Should Happiness-Maximization be the Goal of Government?: Grant Duncan.- Chapter 17. Greater Happiness for a Greater Number: Some Non-Controversial Options for Governments; Jan Ott.
Antonella Delle Fave, MD specialized in Clinical Psychology, is professor of Psychology at the University of Milano, Italy. Her studies concern optimal experience and individual psychological selection, that is the lifelong process of differential replication and cultivation of activities and competencies. Her cross-cultural studies have produced the largest international data bank on these topics. On the basis of research findings, she has developed and supervised intervention projects in the domains of health and education, disability and social maladjustment. She is author of 120 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed books, author/editor of 10 books and 2 special journal issues, member of several Editorial Boards and Boards of Reviewers. She is presently President of the European Network of Positive Psychology (ENPP) and member of the Board of Directors of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA).