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Studies

Dermer et al. (1979): study US 1978 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Dermer, M.; Anderson, E.A.; Cohen, S.J.; Jacobson, E.
Title:
Evaluative Judgements of Aspects of Life as a Function of Vicarious Exposure to Hedonic Extremes.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1979, Vol. 37, 247 - 260

Investigation

Public:
Female students, moderately happy, USA, 1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 81
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
And projective technique: role playing

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"......satisfaction with life......"
(Full question not reported)
10  exceptionally dissatisfied
20
30
40  midpoint
50
60
70
80  exceptionally satisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-?-8-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Pleasant imagination Prior mood-manipulation