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PURSUIT of HAPPINESS Can happiness be promoted? Is happiness not too relative?
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Is happiness not too relative?, adaptation, social comparison
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Authors Title / Source Year Ackerman, N.M.; Paolucci, B. Objective and Subjective Income Adequacy: Their Relationship to Perceived Life Quality Measures.
Social Indicators Research, 1983, Vol. 12, 25 - 48
Andrews, F.M. Subjective Social Indicators and Objective Social Indicators and Social Accounting Systems.
Juster, F.T.;Land, K.C.,Eds.: "Social Accounting Systems", Academic Press, 1981, London, UK, 377 - 419
Berman, J.J. Parolees' Problems, Aspirations and Attitudes.
Dissertation, Northwestern University Evanston, 1972, Illinois, USA
Bless, H.; Schwarz, N. Ist Schlechte Stimmung die Ausnahme? Eine Meta-analyse von Stimmungsuntersuchungen. (Is a Bad Mood the Exception? A Meta-analysis of Mood Investigations.)
Paper, University Heidelberg, 1984, Germany
Brickman, P.; Campbell, D.T. Hedonic Relativism and Planning the Good Society.
Appley, M.H. (Ed.) "Adaptation Level Theory", Academic Press, 1971, New York, USA, 287 - 302
Brickman, P.; Coates, D.; Janoff-Bulman, R. Lottery Winners and Accident Victims: Is Happiness Relative?
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1987, Vol. 36, 917 - 927
Cameron, P.; Kostin, J.; Kostin, M.; Titus, D.G. The Life Satisfaction of Non-Normal Persons.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973, Vol. 41, 207 - 214
Costa, P.T.; McCrae, R.R. Personality as a Lifelong Determinant of Well-Being.
Malatesta, C.Z.;Izard C.E., Eds.: "Emotion in Adult Development", Sage, 1984, Beverly Hills, USA, 141 - 157
Crosby, F.J. A Model of Egoistical Relative Deprivation.
Psychological Review, 1976, Vol. 83, 85 - 113
Ipsen, D. Das Konstrukt Zufriedenheit.(The Construct Contentment.)
Soziale Welt, 1978, Vol. 29, 44 - 53
Diener, E.; Diener, M.; Sandvik, E.; Seidlitz, L. The Relationship between Income and Subjective Well-Being: Relative or Absolute?
Social Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 195 - 223
Easterlin, R.A. Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence.
David, P.A.;Melvin, W.R.;Eds.: "Nations and Households in Economic Growth", Academic Press, 1974, New York, USA, 89 - 125.
Emmons, R.A.; Diener, E. Factors Predicting Satisfaction Judgements: A Comparative Examination.
Social Indicators Research, 1985, Vol. 16, 157 - 167
Glatzer, W.; Zapf, W. Die Lebensqualität der Bundesbürger. (The Quality of Life of German Citizens).
Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 1984, Vol. B44, 3 - 25
Headey, B.; Wearing, A.J. Understanding Happiness: A Theory of Subjective Well-Being.
Longman Cheshire, 1992, Melbourne, Australia
Inglehart, R. The Silent Revolution.
Princeton University Press, 1977, Princeton, USA
Inglehart, R. Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society.
Princeton University Press, 1990, Princeton, USA
Inglehart, R.; Rabier, J.R. Du Bonheur...Les Aspirations s'adaptent aux Situations: Analyse Interculturelle de la Qualité Subjective de la Vie.(Happiness....Aspirations adjust to Situations: An Intercultural Analysis).
Futuribles, 1984, September, 29 - 58
Inglehart, R.; Rabier, J.R. Aspirations Adapt to Situations - But why are the Belgians much Happier than the French?
Andrews, F.M.;Ed.: "Research on the Quality of Life", ISR, 1986, Ann Arbor, USA, 1 - 56
Irwin, P.H.; Danoff, B.; Gottlieb, A.; Kramer, S. Quality of Life after Radiation Therapy: A Study of 309 Cancer Survivors.
Social Indicators Research, 1982, Vol. 10, 187 - 210
Kearl, M.C. An Inquiry into the Positive Personal and Social Effects of Old Age, Stereotypes among the Elderly.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1981-1982, Vol. 14, 227 - 290
MacRae, D. Policy Indicators: Links between Social Science and Public Debate.
University of North Carolina Press, 1985, USA
Manning-Gibbs, B.A. Relative Deprivation and Self-Reported Happiness of Blacks: 1946-1966.
Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Texas, 1972, Austin, USA
Maxwell, N.L. The Retirement Experience: Psychological and Financial Linkages to the Labor Market.
Social Science Quarterly, 1985, Vol. 66, 22 - 33
Myers, D.G. The Pursuit of Happiness. Who is Happy and Why?
William Morrow, 1992, New York, USA
Parducci, A. Value Judgments: Toward a Relational Theory of Happiness.
Eiser, J.R.;Ed.: "Attitudinal Judgment", Spinger Verlag, 1984, New York, USA, 3 - 21
Parducci, A. The Relativism of Absolute Judgments.
Scientific American, 1968, Vol. 219, 84 - 90
Schulz, R.; Decker, S. Longterm Adjustment to Physical Disability: The Role of Social Support, Perceived Control and Self-Blame.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1985, Vol. 48, 1162 - 1172
Taylor, M.C. Improved Conditions, Rising Expectations, and Dissatisfaction: A Test of the Past/Present Relative Deprivation Hypothesis.
Social Psychology Quarterly, 1982, Vol. 45, 24 - 33
Unger, H.E. The Feeling of Happiness.
Psychology, 1970, Vol. 7, 27 - 33
Veenhoven, R. Ist Glück Relativ? Überlegungen zu Glück, Stimmung und Zufriedenheit aus Psychologische Sicht. (Is Happiness Relative: On Happiness, Mood and Contentment).
Report Psychologie, 1991, Vol. 16, 14 - 20
Veenhoven, R. Is Happiness Relative?
Social Indicators Research, 1991, Vol. 24, 1 - 34.
Weber, H.; Laux, L. Bewältigung und Wohlbefinden. (Coping and Well-Being).
Abele, A.;Becken, P.;Eds.:"Wohlbefinden: Theorie, Empiric Diagnostik", Juventa Verlag, 1991, München, Germany, 139 - 154
Zautra, A.J.; Reich, J.W. Positive Life Events and Reports of Well-Being: Some Useful Distinctions.
American Journal of Community Psychology, 1980, Vol. 8, 657 - 670
Wagner, D.; Schwarz, N.; Strack, F. Das Leid des Einen ist das Glück des Anderen: Soziale Vergleiche und Selbstdarstellung bei der Beurteilung des eigenen Wohlbefindens. (Social Comparison and Self presentation in Judgments of Own Well-Being.)
Paper University of Heidelberg, 1984, Germany
Clark, A.E.; Oswald, A.J. Satisfaction and Comparison Income.
Journal of Public Economies, 1996, Vol. 61, 359 - 381
Diener, E.; Allman, A.; Colvin, R.; Pavot, W. The Psychic Costs of Intense Positive Affect.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1991, Vol. 61, 492 - 503
Diener, E.; Diener, C.; Diener, M. Factors Predicting the Subjective Well-Being of Nations.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1995, Vol. 69, 851 - 864
Ross, M.; Eyman, A.; Kishchuk, N. Determinants of Subjective Well-Being.
Olson, J.M.;et al;Eds.: "Relative Deprivation and Social Comparison: The Ontario Symposium, Vol. 4", Erlbaum, 1986, USA
Filipp, S.H.; Buch-Bartos, K. Vergleichsprozesse und Lebenszufriedenheit im Alter: Ergebnisse einer Pilotstudy. (Comparison and Life-Satisfaction in Old Age).
Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 1994, Vol. 21, 22 - 34
Solomon, R.L. The Opponent-Process Theory of Acquired Motivation. The Costs of Pleasure and the Benefits of Pain.
American Psychologist, 1980, Vol. 35, 691 - 712
Elder, G.H. Children of the Great Depression. Social Change in Life Experience.
The University of Chicago Press, 1974, USA
Veenhoven, R. Developments in Satisfaction Research.
Social Indicators Research, 1996, Vol. 37, 1 - 46
Zinn, K.G. Bedürfnis als Basis des Wirtschaftens. Entwicklung im sozialökonomischen Denken und Bedeutung für eine neuen ökonomische Wissenschaft. (Needs as Basis of Economy: Development in Socio-Economic Thought and Its Significance for a New Science of Economy).
Bellebaum, A.; Schaaff, H.;Zinn, K.G.;Eds.: "Ökonomie und Glück", Westdeutscher Verlag, 1999, Opladen, Germany, 124 - 156
Frank, R.H. The Frame of Reference as a Public Good.
The Economic Journal, 1997, Vol. 107, 1832 - 1847
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
Kahneman, D. Objective Happiness.
Kahneman,D.;Diener, E.;Schwarz, N.;Eds.: "Well-Being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology", Russell Sage Foundation, 1999, New York, USA, 3 - 25
Frank, R.H. Luxury Fever. Why Money Fails to Satisfy in an Era of Excess.
The Free Press, 1999, New York, USA
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
Clark, A.E.; Oswald, A.J. A Simple Statistical Method for Measuring how Life Events Affect Happiness.
International Journal of Epidemiology, 2002, Vol. 31, 1139 - 1144
Clark, A.E. Utulité Absolue ou Utilité Relative. (Absolute and Relative Utility).
Revue Economique, 2000, Vol. 51, 459 - 472
Cummins, R.A.; Gullone, E.; Lau, A.L.D. A Model of Subjective Well-Being Homeostasis: The Role of Personality.
Gull one, E; Cummins, R.A.; Eds.: "The Universality of Subjective Well-Being Indicators", Kluwer, 2002, Netherlands, 7 - 46
Hagerty, M.R.; Veenhoven, R. Wealth and Happiness Revisited. Growing National Income Does Go with Greater Happiness.
Social Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 64, 1 - 27
Vendrik, M.; Hirata, J. Experienced versus Decision Utility of Income: Relative or Absolute Happiness.
Bruni, L.;Luigi Porta, P.;Eds.: "Handbook on the Economics of Happiness'', Edward Elgar, 2007, UK, 185 -208
Kochuyt, T. Quality in the Balance: On the Adaptive and Mimetic Nature of Subjective Well-Being.
European Journal of Social Quality, 2001, Vol. 3, 90 - 117
Keely, L.C. Why isn't Growth Making us Happier? Utility on the Hedonic Treadmill.
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2005, Vol. 57, 333 - 355
Evans, S.; Huxley, P.J. Adaptation, Response-shift and Quality of Life Ratings in Mentally Well and Unwell Groups.
Quality of Life Research, 2005, Vol. 14, 1719 - 1732
Kahneman, D.; Krueger, A.B. Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being.
Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, Vol. 20, 3 - 24
Gauthier, D.P. Progress and Happiness: a Utilitarian Reconsideration.
Ethics, 1967, Vol 78, 77 - 82
Knies, G.; Burgess, S.; Propper, C. Keeping Up with the Schmidts: An Empirical Test of Relative Deprivation Theory in the Neighbourhood Context.
Discussion Paper 697, DIW, 2007, Berlin, Germany
Loewenstein, G.; Ubel, P.A. Hedonic Adaptation and the Role of Decision and the Experience Utility in Public Policy.
Journal of Public Economics, 2008, Vol. 92, 1795 - 1810
Thin, N. Autres Aptitudes et Habitudes Diverses: Education Sentimentale et Dispositions au Bonheur. (Other aptitudes and Habits: Emotional Education and Disposition for Happiness).
Berthon, S.; Eds.: ''Ëthnology des Gens heureux",, Editions de la Maison de Sciences de l' Homme, 2009, Paris, 139 - 148
Haybron, D.M. Life Satisfaction, Ethical Reflection and the Science of Happiness.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 99 - 138
Clark, A.E. Happiness, Habits, and High Rank: Comparisons in Economic and Social Life.
Working Paper no 2008-61, Paris School of Economics, 2008, Paris, France
Rayo, L.; Becker, G.S. Habits, Peers and Happiness: An Evolutionary Perspective.
The American Economic Review, 2007, Vol. 97, 487 - 491
Wunder, C. Adaptation to Income over Time: A Weak Point of Subjective Well-Being.
SOEP Paper no 130, 2008, DIW, Berlin, Germany
Rayo, L.; Becker, G.S. Happiness, Income and Economic Policy.
Journal for Institutional Comparisons, 2010, Vol. 8, 13 - 17
Truglia, R.P.; Nicolas, R. On the Genesis of Hedonic Adaptation.
MPRA Paper no 19929, 2009, Munchen, Germany
Clark, A.E. Happiness, Habits and High Rank: Comparisons in Economic and Social Life.
SOEPpaper, 2012, No. 452, 1 - 44, Berlin, Germany
Gasiorowska, A. Hedonic Treadmill.
Ed: Altman, M. ;Ed.: "Real-World Decision Making. An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economic'', Greenwood, 2015, Denver, USA, 196 - 197
Mendolia, S.; Mcnamee, P. The Transmission of Mental Health within Households: Does One Partner's Mental Health Influence the Other Partner's Life Satisfaction?
IZA Discussion Paper, 2018, Vol. 11431, 1 - 33
Veenhoven, R. Why Sociological Theory of Happiness Falls Short
Social Indicators Network News (SINET), 2014, Nr. 119-120, 1 - 4
Chae, J. Reexamining the Relationship between Social Media and Happiness: The effects of Various Social Media Platforms on Reconceptualized Happiness.
Telematics and Informatics, 2018, Vol. 35, 1656 - 1664