The Psychology of Quality of Life

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 31, 2002 - Psychology - 277 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
1
Interdomain Strategies
51
Intradomain Strategies
101
Inter and Intradomain Strategies
199
References
215
Appendix
249
Index
263
About the Author
279
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About the author (2002)

M. Joseph Sirgy is a personality/social/industrial psychologist who has written extensively on the subject of quality-of-life. He is the director of the Office of Quality-of-Life Measurement (OQOLM) and a professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the USA. He is also the executive director of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS).

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