Culture and Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener by Ed DienerCulture and Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener by Ed Diener

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

byEd Diener

Paperback | June 9, 2009

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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.
Ed Diener is the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois. He received his doctorate at the University of Washington in 1974, and has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois for the past 34 years. Dr. Diener was the president of both the International Society of Quality of Life St...
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Title:Culture and Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed DienerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pagesPublished:June 9, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048123518

ISBN - 13:9789048123513

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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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From the reviews:"Culture and Well-Being, covers national differences in life satisfaction and the role of cultural factors in producing these differences. . I can envision its use in a college class concerned with culture and well-being. . Certainly academic researchers interested in well-being will find them extremely useful. . The audience should extend beyond research psychologists and include policy makers as well as interested members of the general public. . the collected works of Ed Diener are timely, impressive, and useful." (Christopher Peterson, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54 (50), 2009)