The Psychology of Quality of Life
This book summarizes much of the research in subjective well-being and integrates this research into a parsimonious theory. The theory posits that much of the research on subjective well-being can be construed in terms of the personal strategies that people use to `optimize' their happiness and life satisfaction. These strategies include bottom-up spillover, top-down spillover, horizontal spillover, balance, re-evaluation, goal selection, and goal implementation.
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achievement bottom-up spillover chapter cognitive Compensation Principle concept confirmation experience contributes to subjective correlated depression developmental needs Diener discrepancies theory discrepancy dissatisfied domain satisfaction domains e.g. emotional enhance subjective evaluations event 1 event example expectations experienced feel Gecas goal attainment goal implementation Goal Selection happiness horizontal spillover ideal implementation and attainment increase positive affect increased and dissatisfaction increased or dissatisfaction increasing the salience intense involves Journal of Personality judgements leisure domain levels of subjective Michalos motive negative events one's one’s outcomes overall life satisfaction particular life domain personal history Personality and Social positive and negative positive life domains positive self-evaluations Principle of Goal Principle of Re-evaluation quality-of-life researchers re-appraisal re-evaluation based reflect relationship satisfied Schwarz selecting goals self-concept self-esteem Sirgy social comparison Social Indicators Research Social Psychology Strack strategy to enhance subjective well-being superordinate domain terminal values theory top-down spillover unhappy various life domains Veenhoven