Well-Being in contemporary society

Johnny Soraker (Editor), Jan-Willem van der Rijt (Editor), Jelle de Boer, Pak-Hang Wong, Philip A.E. Brey (Editor)

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Abstract

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
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages236
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-06459-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-06458-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

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

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    Soraker, J. (Ed.), van der Rijt, J-W. (Ed.), de Boer, J., Wong, P-H., & Brey, P. A. E. (Ed.) (2015). Well-Being in contemporary society. (Happiness Studies Book Series). Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06459-8