Title

Negativity Effects are Stronger than Positivity Effects in Life Satisfaction and Happiness

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

5-2011

Abstract

Two studies involving undergraduates and employees showed that life satisfaction and life happiness are distinct constructs and happiness consisted of distinct positive and negative facets. The constructs and facets are differentially related to cognition-based, affect-based and mixed traits, and relationships involving negativity are stronger than those involving positivity.

Keywords

Emotion, Personality

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science

City or Country

Washington, DC, USA

Additional URL

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/convention/program_2011/search/viewProgram.cfm?Abstract_ID=20799&AbType=&AbAuthor=&Subject_ID=&Day_ID=all&keyword=Negativity%20Effects%20are%20Stronger%20than%20Positivity%20Effects%20in%20Life%20Satisfaction%20and%20Happiness

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