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Culture and Well-Being : The Collected Works of Ed Diener, Paperback / softback Book

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

Edited by Ed Diener

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series series


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.


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