Personality & Well-being: Depression, Happiness, Eudaemonia

The papers below will see you in good stead for following and participating in the lecture

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Homework for next week: Complete the week 5 measures (Behavioral Conscientiousness Questionnaire) measure HERE

  • How do you think these scores would relate to your 5FM profile?
1. Archontaki, D., Lewis, G. J. and Bates, T. C. (2012). Genetic influences on psychological well-being: A nationally representative twin study. Journal of Personalitydoi. link.
2. Ryan, R. M. and Deci, E. L. (2001). On happiness and human potentials: a review of research on hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Annual Review of Psychology, 52. 141-166. doi. PMID pdf.
3. Ryan, R. M. and Deci, E. L. (2006). Self-regulation and the problem of human autonomy: does psychology need choice, self-determination, and will? Journal of Personality, 74. 1557-1585. doi. link.
4. Weiss, A., Bates, T. C. and Luciano, M. (2008). Happiness is a personal(ity) thing: the genetics of personality and well-being in a representative sample. Psychological Science, 19. 205-210. doi. link].
5. Diener, E., Lucas, R. E. and Scollon, C. N. (2006). Beyond the hedonic treadmill - Revising the adaptation theory of well-being. American Psychologist, 61. 305-314. 10.1037/0003-066x.61.4.305 doi.pdf.
6. Diener, E., Suh, E. M., Lucas, R. E. and Smith, H. L. (1999). Subjective well-being: Three decades of progress. Psychological Bulletin, 125. 276-302. doi].

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