...this volume marks an important step...(Neil Levy Metapsychology)
This outstanding collection provides diverse insights into the nature of well-being and the workings of culture, and examines the complex ways in which they may relate to one another. Written by a distinguished group of researchers, this book should be of great interest to psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and anyone interested in how people conceive of 'the good life.'(Ziva Kunda, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo)
How does culture shape what it is like to be inside our heads? How can psychologists hope to measure and compare the way people feel about themselves in different cultures? This book summarizes cutting-edge research on these and other fascinating questions about culture and subjective well-being. I am sure that this book will assume a prominent place on my shelf and that I will refer to it often.(Timothy D. Wilson, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia)
Diener and Suh have compiled an extraordinary handbook on understanding subjective well-being across cultures. This volume will become an invaluable resource for researchers in this field and is likely to shape the direction of the field in the future.(Susan K. Nolen-Hoeksema, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan)
About the Author
Ed Diener, Alumni Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, is past president of the International Society of Quality of Life Studies and of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. He is editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies.
Eunkook M. Suh is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.