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Edward F Diener

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Professor Diener lives in Illinois.

Biography: Ed Diener. Ph.D., is the Joseph R. Smiley Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Email: ediener@illinois.edue
Edward F Diener on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Happiness :
ISBN: 1405146613 OCLC: 220420136

Blackwell Pub., Malden, MA ; 2008.

"In this book the authors present scientific evidence revealing that happiness is not overrated, and is good for people's health, social relationships, job success, longevity, and altruism. They advocate an optimal level of happiness in which people do not seek euphoria, but pursue life satisfaction, meaning, and frequent positive emotions, with recognition that some negative emotions are an integral part of a happy life." "The authors describe why happiness alone is not enough; people need to be happy for the right reasons. They describe the new concept of Psychological Wealth, which extends beyond material riches, and beyond popular concepts like emotional intelligence and social capital. The book describes the authors' data collection around the globe that shows that people are not necessarily "born" happy, but can and do change their levels of happiness." "The authors provide a model for a happy approach to life, based on Attention, Interpretation, and Memory (AIM). Diener and Biswas-Diener suggest that happiness is about away of traveling, learning to react in positive ways to the world, rather than simply being a destination or set of circumstances."--Jacket.

  International differences in well-being /
ISBN: 0199732736 OCLC: 424331340

Oxford University Press, Oxford ; 2010.

Starting from many different vantage points, the book reaches a consensus that many measures of subjective well-being, ranging from life evaluations through emotional states, based on memories and current evaluations, merit broader collection and analysis.

Well-being for public policy /
ISBN: 0195334078 OCLC: 244566759

Oxford University Press, Oxford ; 2009.

In this volume, the authors explain the reasons why subjective indicators of well-being are needed. They describe how these indicators can offer useful input and provide examples of policy uses of well-being measures. They describe the validity of the subjective well-being measures as well as potential problems. The authors then delve into objections to the use of subjective well-being indicators for policy purposes and discuss why these objections are not warranted. Finally, they describe the measures that are currently in use and the types of measures that are most likely to be valuable in the policy domain. The volume will be of interest to researchers in psychology and economics.-- Publisher description.