Well-being in Contemporary Society

Johnny H. Søraker* (Editor), Jan-Willem Van der Rijt (Editor), Jelle De Boer (Editor), Pak-Hang Wong (Editor), Philip Brey (Editor)

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This anthology examines the practical role of well-being in contemporary society. It discusses developments such as globalization, consumerism and the rapid innovation and use of new and emerging technologies and focuses on the significant impact of these developments on the well-being of people living today. The anthology brings together researchers from various disciplines, including psychology, economics, sociology, philosophy and development studies. It provides concrete insight on the role and importance of well-being in contemporary society, using a mix of empirical grounding, philosophical rigour and an emphasis on real-world applications. It is unique in that it seeks to understand the relation between well-being research and its application towards real problems.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Cham
Number of pages250
ISBN (Electronic)9783319064598
ISBN (Print)9783319064581, 9783319344157
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameHappiness Studies Book Series
ISSN (Print)2213-7513
ISSN (Electronic)2213-7521

User-Defined Keywords

  • Commitment and Well-Being
  • Comparisons of Happiness
  • Happiness and Sustainability
  • Happiness and Work in the Social and Heath Care
  • Impact of Bargaining Power on Subjective Well-Being
  • Increasing Societal Happiness
  • Layard's Happiness Policy
  • Life Satisfaction
  • Measuring Quality of Life
  • Philosophical Well-Being
  • Political Pursuit of Happiness
  • Study of Personal Well-Being
  • The Happiness Route
  • The Nature of Well-Being
  • Value of Achievement


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