Abstract chapter 1 of Introductory text to the Bibliography of Happiness


1: To provide an overview on the scientific literature on happiness in the sense of life-satisfaction.

  • Focus on texts that address this particular kind of happiness
  • Exhaustive coverage of that literature
  • Standardized description of the publications
  • Links to author information and full texts of the publications
  • Fine grained subject classification
  • Advanced search tools are available on the website.

2: This Bibliography is also a tool in this World Database of happiness

  • It provides a ‘work list’ from which one can see which publications report findings are eligible for inclusion and whether or not these eligible findings have been entered in the finding collections.
  • The bibliography serves also as a reference list for all findings included in this World database of Happiness

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