Title

Happiness and Health

Publication Type

Encyclopaedia

Publication Date

1-2004

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Happiness, Medicine and psychology

Discipline

Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior

Volume

2

Editor

Anderson, Norman B.

First Page

459

Last Page

463

ISBN

9780761923602

Identifier

10.4135/9781412952576.n108

Publisher

SAGE

City or Country

Thousand Oaks, CA

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412952576.n108

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