Happiness and Health
Although the relation between psychological processes and health (both mental and physical) is not new, historically there has been a preponderance of research on the negative side—how poor psychological functioning relates to negative health outcomes. Meanwhile, attention has only recently turned toward understanding the antecedents and consequences of positive states. This entry focuses on pleasant emotions and life satisfaction and discusses both mental health and physical health as they relate to subjective well-being.
Happiness, Medicine and psychology
Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior
Anderson, Norman B.
City or Country
Thousand Oaks, CA
Diener, Ed and Christie N. Scollon. 2004. "Happiness and Health." In Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior, edited by Norman B. Anderson, 459-463. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.