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DETERMINANTS OF HAPPINESS Further issues Heritability of happiness
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Heritability of happiness, genetic, inborn, acquired
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Authors Title / Source Year Tellegen, A.; Bouchard, T.J.; Lykken, D.T.; Rich, S. Personality Similarity in Twins Reared Apart and Together.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1988, Vol. 54, 1031 - 1041
Goldsmith, H.H.; Campos, J.J. The Structure of Temporal Fear and Pleasure in Infants: A Psychometric Perspective.
Child Development, 1990, Vol. 61, 1944 - 1964
Baker, L.A.; Cesa, I.L.; Gatz, M.J.; Mellins, C. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Positive and Negative Affect: Support for a Two-Factor Theory.
Psychology and Aging, 1992, Vol. 7, 158 - 163
Langinvainio, H.; Kaprio, J.; Koskenvuo, M.; Lönnqvist, J. Finnish Twins Reared Apart, III: Personality Factors.
Acta Geneticae Medicae et Gemellologiae, 1984, Vol. 33, 259 - 264
Loehlin, J.C.; Nichols, R.C. Heredity, Environment and Personality. A Study of 850 Sets of Twins.
University of Texas Press, 1976, Austin, USA
Lykken, D.T.; Tellegen, A. Happiness is a Stochastic Phenomenon.
Psychological Science, 1996, Vol. 7, 186 - 189
Dubé, L.; Jodoin, M.; Kairouz, S. L'Engagement: Un Gage de Bonheur? (Involvement: A Way to Happiness?)
Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 1997, Vol. 18, 211 -238
Veenhoven, R. Two State-Trait Discussions on Happiness. A Reply to Stones et al.
Social Indicators Research, 1998, Vol. 43, 211 - 225
Lykken, D.T. Happiness: What Studies on Twins Show Us About Nature, Nurture and the Happiness Set-Point.
Golden Books, 1999, New York, USA
Watanabe, S.; Munaka, M.; Okamoto, N.; Ueoka, H. Basic Survey on Atomic-Bomb-Exposed and Nonexposed Twin Pairs: Pilot Case Study from a Sociohistorical Viewpoint.
Gedda, L.;et al;Eds.: "Twin Research 3, Alan R. Liss, 1981, New York, USA, 259 - 269
Langinvainio, H.; Kaprio, J.; Koskenvuo, M.; Tarkkonen, L. Structural Analysis of Smoking, Alcohol Use, and Personality Factors in MZ and DZ Twin Pair Relationships.
Gedda, L.;et al;Eds.: "Twin Research 3" , 1981, Alan R. Liss, New York, USA, 23 - 25
Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E.; Smith, H.L.; Suh, E.M. Subjective Well-Being: Three Decades of Progress.
Psychological Bulletin, 1999, Vol. 125, 276 - 301
Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E. Personality and Subjective Well-Being.
Kahneman, D., Diener, E., Schwarz, N.(Eds).: "Well-Being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology", Russell Sage Foundation, 1999, New York, USA, 213 - 229
Inglehart, R.; Klingemann, H.D Genes, Culture, Democracy and Happiness.
Diener, E; Suh, E.M.; Eds.: "Culture and Subjective Well-Being", MIT Press, 2000, Cambridge, USA, 165 - 184
Lucas, R.E.; Clark, A.E.; Diener, E.; Georgellis, Y. Reexamining Adaptation and the Set Point Model of Happiness: Reaction to Changes in Marital Status.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2003, Vol. 84, 527 - 539
Lucas, R.E.; Diener, E. Personality and Subjective Well-Being Across the Life Span
Molfese, V.J.;Molfese, D.;Eds.: "Temperament and Personality Development Across the Life Span", Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000, 211 - 234
Diener, E. Traits Can Be Powerful, but are Not Enough: Lessons from Subjective Well-Being.
Journal of Research in Personality, 1996, Vol. 30, 389 -399
Hamer, D.H. The Heritability of Happiness.
Nature Genetics, 1996, Vol. 2, 125 - 126
Nesse, R.M. Natural Selection and the Elusiveness of Happiness.
Philosophical Transactions, Biological Sciences, 2004, Vol. 359, 1333 - 1348
Martin, P. Making Happy People. The Nature of Happiness and its Origins in Childhood.
Harper Collins Publisher, 2005, London, UK
Roysamb, E.; Harris, J.R.; Magnus, P. Subjective Well-Being. Sex-Specific Effects of Genetic and Environmental Factors.
Personality and Individual Differences, 2002, Vol. 32, 211 - 223
Schimmack, U. Internal and External Determinants of Subjective Well-Being: Review and Policy Implications.
Ng, E.K.;Ho, L.S.;Eds.: ''Happiness and Public Policy'', Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, UK, 67 - 88
Lucas, R.E. Personality and Subjective Well-Being.
Eid, M.; Larsen, R.J.; Eds.: The Science of Subjective Well-Being'', The Guilford Press, 2008, New York, USA, 171 -194.
Weiss, A.; Bates, T.; Luciano, M. Happiness is a Personal(ity) Thing. The Genetics of Personality and Well-Being in a Representative Sample.
Psychological Science, 2008, Vol. 19, 205 - 210
Bartels, M. Positive Psychology Attributes.
Report for Conference 2009
Johnson, W.; Krueger, R.F. How Money buys Happiness: Genetic and Environmental Process linking Finances and Life Satisfaction.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2006, Vol.90, 680 - 691.
Nishimura, A.L.; Oliveira, J.R.; Zatz, M. The Human Serotonin Transport Gene Explains why some Populations are more Optimistic?
Molecular Psychiatry, 2009, Vol. 14, 828
Nes, R.B.; Roysamb, E.; Tambs, K. Subjective Well-Being: Genetic and Environmental Contribution to Stability and Change.
Psychological Medicine, 2006, Vol.36, 1033 - 1042.
Bartels, M.; Boomsma, D.I. Born to be Happy? The Etiology of Subjective Well-Being.
Behavior Genetics, 2009, Vol. 39, 605 - 617
Chiao, J.Y.; Blizinsky, K.D. Culture-gene Coevolution of Individualism-Collectivism and the Serotonin Transporter Gene.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2010, Vol. 277, 529-537.
Bartels, M.; , G.; DeMoor, M. H.; Viatcheslav, S Heritability and Genome-Wide Linkage Scan of Subjective Happiness.
Twin Research and Human Genetics, 2010, Vol. 13, 135 -142
DeNeve, J.E.; Christakis, N.A.; Fowler, J.H.; Frey, B.S. Genes, Economics and Happiness.
Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 2012, Vol. 5, 193 - 211
DeNeve, J.E. Functional Polymorphism (5 - HTTLPR) in the Serotine Transporter Gene is Associated with Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from a US nationally representative sample.
Journal of Human Genetics, 2011, Vol. 56, 456 - 459
Nes, R.B. Happiness in Behaviour Genetics: Findings and Implications.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2010, Vol. 11, 369 - 381
Schnittker, J Happiness and Success: Genes, Families, and the Psychological Effects of Socioeconomic Position and Social Support.
American Journal of Sociology, 2008, Vol. 114, 223 - 259
Robinson, J.L.; Corley, R.P.; Emde, R.N. Dispositional Cheerfulness. Early Genetic and Environmental Influences.
Emde, R.N.; Hewitt, J.K.: Eds.: ''Infancy to Early Childhood'', Oxford University Press, 2001, New York, USA, 163 - 177
Nes, R.B. The Nature-Nurture Debate: New Evidence and Good News.
Karma Ura, D.;Penjore, D.;Eds.: ''Gross National Happiness. Practice and Measurement'', The Center for Bhutan Studies, 2009,Thimphu, Bhutan, 149 - 165
Nes, R.B.; Reichborn-Kjennerud, T.; Roysamb, E. Subjective Wellbeing and Sleep Problems: a bivariate twin Study.
Twin Research and Human genetics, 2005, Vol. 8, 440 - 449
Stubbe, J.H.; Boomsma, D.I.; Posthuma, D. Heritability of Life Satisfaction in Adults: A Twin-Family Study.
Psychological Medicine, 2005, Vol. 35, 1581 - 1588
Sprangers, M.A.; Bartels, M.; Veenhoven, R. Which Patient will Feel Down, Which will be Happy?
Quality of Life Research, 2010, Vol. 19, 1429 - 1437
Bartels, M.; Cacioppo, J.T.; VanBeijsterveldt, T.C. Exploring the Association between Well-being and Psychopathology in Adolescents.
Behavioral Genetics, 2013, Vol. 43, 177 - 190
Headey, B.; Muffels, R.; Wagner, G.G. Parents Transmit Happiness Along with Associated Values and Behaviours to Their Children: A lifelong Happiness Dividend?
Discussion Paper No. 6944, 2012, IZA, Bonn, Germany
Franz, C.E.; Eaves, L.J.; Panizzon, M.S. Genetic and Environmental Multidimensionality of Well- and Ill-Being in Middle Aged Twin Men.
Behavior Genetics, 2012, Vol. 42, 579 - 591
Rietveld, C.A.; Benjamin, D.J.; Cesarini, D. Molecular Genetics and Subjective Well-Being.
Cep Discussion Paper, 2013, No. 1225, London, UK.
Sirgy, M.J. Effects of Genetics, Health, Biology, the Environment, and Drugs on Subjective QOL.
The Psychology of Quality of Life: Hedonic Well-Being, Life Satisfaction, and Eudaimonia, 2012, Chapter 8, 123 - 138
Adams, M.J.; King, J.E.; Weiss, A. The Majority of Genetic Variation in Orangutan Personality and Subjective Well-Being is Nonadditive.
Behavior Genetics, 2012, Vol. 42, 675 - 686
Vinberg, M.; Bech, P.; Kyvik, K.O. Quality of Life in Unaffected Twins Discordant for Affective Disorder.
Journal of Affective Disorder, 2007, Vol 99, 133 - 138
Schnitzlein, D.D.; Wunder, C. Are we architects of our own happiness? The Importance of Family Background for Well-being.
Soep Paper, 2014, No. 700, Bonn, Germany
Caprara, G.V.; Alessandri, G.; Fagnani, J. Human Optimal Functioning: The Genetics of Positive Orientation Towards Self, Life, and the Future.
Behavior and Genetics, 2009, Vol. 39 277 - 284
Bartels, M. Genetics of Wellbeing and its Components Satisfaction with Life, Happiness, and Quality of Life: a Review and Meta-analysis of Heritability Studies.
Behavior Genetics, 2015, vol. 45, 137 - 156
Nes, R.B.; Czajkowski, N.O.; Roysamb, E. Major Depression and Life Satisfaction: A Population-based Twin Study.
Journal of Affective Disorders, 2012, Vol. 144, 51 - 58
VanderAa, N.; Bartels, M.; Boomsma, D.I. Moderation of Genetic Factors by Parental Divorce in Adolescents’ Evaluations of Family Functioning and Subjective Wellbeing.
Twin Research and Human Genetics, 2010, Vol. 13, 143 - 162
Keyes, C.L.; Kendler, K.S.; Martin, C.C.; Myers, J.M. The Genetic Overlap and Distinctiveness of Flourishing and the Big Five Personality Traits
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015, Vol. 16, 655 - 668
Roysamb, E.; Harris, J.R.; Tambs, K. Happiness and Health: Environmental and Genetic Contribution to the Relationship between Subjective Well-Being, Perceived Health, and Somatic Illness.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2003, Vol.85, 1136 - 1146
Roysamb, E. Well-Being: Heritable and Changeable
Book: Stability of Happiness, 2014, Chapter 1, 9 - 36
Hahn, E.A.; Johnson, W.; Spinath, F.M. Beyond the Heritability of Life Satisfaction - The Roles of Personality and Twin - Specific Influences.
Journal of Research in Personality, 2013, Vol. 47, 757 - 767
Bartels, M.; Boomsma, D.I.; VanderAa, N. Regular Exercise, Subjective Wellbeing, and Internalizing Problems in Adolescence: Causality or Genetic Pleiotropy?
Frontiers in Genetics, 2012, Vol.3, 1 - 12
Nes, R.B.; Roysamb, E. Happiness in Behaviour Genetics: An Update on Heritability and Changeability.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2017, Vol. 18,1533 - 1552
Baselmans, B.M.l.; Bartels, M.; Boomsma, D.I.; Dolan, C. V.; Ligthart, R. S. L.; van Beijsterveld, C.E.M.; Willems, Y.E.; Willemsen, A. H. M. Unraveling the Genetic and Environmental Relationship Between Well-Being and Depressive Symptoms Throughout the Lifespan.
Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2018, Vol. 9, online, 1 - 12
Roysamb, E.; Nes, R.B. The Genetics of Well-being.
NOBASCHOLAR, 2018, E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of well-being, 1 - 21
Gatt, J.M.; Burton, K.L.O.; Schofield, P.R. The Heritability of Mental Health And Wellbeing Defined Using COMPAS-,A New Composite Measure of Wellbeing.
Psychiatry Research, 2014, Vol. 219, 204 - 213
Nes, R.B.; Czajkowski, N.O. Family Matters: Happiness in Nuclear Families and Twins.
Behavior Genetics, 2010, Vol. 40, 577 - 590
Nes, R.B.; Czajkowski, N.O.; Roysamb, E. Well-Being and Ill-Being: Shared Environments, Shared Genes?
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2008, Vol. 3, 253 - 265
haworth, C.M.A.; Layous, K.; Nelson, S. K. Stability and Change in Genetic and Environmental Influences on Well-Being in Response to an Intervention
PLOS One, 2016, Vol. 11, e0155538
Sheldon,K.,K.; Lyubomirsky,S. Revisiting the Sustainable Happiness Model and Pie Chart: Can Happiness Be Successfully Pursued
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2019, Vol. 16, 1-25