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October 9, 2015

Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 16, Issue 5

Journal of Happiness Studies, Volume 16 Number 5 is now available online.

Quality of Life Research, Vol. 24, Issue 11

Quality of Life Research, Volume 24 Number 11 is now available online.

Latest Article Alert from Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice


Agentic, communal, and spiritual traits are related to the semantic representation of written narratives of positive and negative life events

Garcia D, Anckarsäter H, Kjell O, Archer T, Rosenberg P, Cloninger C, Sikström S

Psychology of Well-Being 2015, 5 :8 (8 September 2015)

Abstract | Full Text | PDF

Workplace Well-Being: The Role of Job Crafting and Autonomy Support

Slemp G, Kern M, Vella-Brodrick D

Psychology of Well-Being 2015, 5 :7 (25 August 2015)

Abstract | Full Text | PDF


The Happiness and Well-Being Project, led by Dan Haybron of Saint Louis University, invites early career
researchers in philosophy, the sciences, theology and religious studies to submit applications for a four-day
summer workshop aimed at integrating scientific, philosophical, and religious perspectives on well-being. For
the purposes of this workshop, “early career” or “junior” ranges from advanced graduate students to recently
tenured faculty (preferably no more than 2-3 years past tenure).

The four-day workshop will take the form of a retreat in a secluded cloud forest location in Bajos del Toro,
Costa Rica, from June 21-24, 2016.

More Information here

Social Indicators Research, Vol. 124, Issue 1

Social Indicators Research, Volume 124 Number 1 is now available online.

September 25, 2015

Request for support for Doctoral dissertation “Testing the Effectiveness of a model of psychoeducation on the QOL of women with mental health problems in resource poor setting.

Dear All,

My name is Gladys Mwangi. I am conducting my doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Daystar University in Kenya. I am looking for funding support to undertake my dissertation research:

This quasi- experimental (before and after with a control group) research aims to establish the effectiveness of psycho-education on the quality of women with common mental health disorders. This model The target population of my study are the Maasai speaking women in the semi-arid areas in Northern Kenya. This study is useful because it provides a framework for measuring QOL in marginalised and resource poor settings. It also will develop a model for treating mental health issues among poor women who have limited access to formal healthcare. The study anticipates that this model will lead to overall improvements in QOL.

It is in this regard, that I am making an appeal to individuals or organisations that are passionate about new knowledge and innovation on ways of improving QOL in resource poor settings to financially support the research.

I look forward to a positive response from you all.

Thanks for your support,


September 15, 2015

Help needed: user inquiry


What is the best way to measure quality of life in people with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis?
I am an epidemiologist working for an agency of the Peruvian government.
We will conduct a study to evaluate the impact of an intervention in public health in the quality of life of people with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis.

Best Regards

Vicente Aleixandre Benites-Zapata

Quality of Life Research, Vol. 24, Issue 10

Quality of Life Research, Volume 24 Number 10 is now available online.

Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women

Springer, 2015 Edited by M. L. Connerley and J. Wu

This handbook is part of the series of International Handbooks on Quality of Life. It is the first of its kind to comprehensively address the well-being of working women in Quality of Life Studies. The work of the authors answers the following broad questions: Does gender matter in the well-being of working women? Do prejudices against and stereotypes of women still play a role in inter-personal interactions in the workplace that could hinder women from flourishing professionally? Does the organizational context, such as organizational culture, reward systems, and leadership, contribute to the well-being of working-women? What impact does the national context have on the well-being of working women? And finally, how can public policies help enhance the well-being of working women? These are important issues for academics, researchers, and graduate students interested in gender issues in the fields of management, sociology, psychology, social psychology, economics, and quality of life studies. Policy makers and practitioners will also find this book beneficial. Equitable treatment and outcomes for all, regardless of gender, remains a challenging goal to achieve, with various barriers in different contexts and different cultures, and this book provides strong coverage of this important topic of well-being of working women.

Funded PhD/Teaching Fellowship in Behavioural Economics (including subjective well-being) at City University London

The Departments of Psychology and Economics at City University London invite applications for one PhD studentship. The successful candidate will receive a full three year fee waiver and will be appointed to a fixed-term (3 year) Teaching Fellowship with a stipend of £16,000 per year.

The successful student will undertake doctoral research in the area of behavioural economics, and will provide teaching support for the MSc in Behavioural Economics which is jointly offered by the Departments of Psychology and Economics. A strong background in quantitative methodology is expected.

We are able to support PhD supervision across the range of behavioural economic areas, including: personality and individual differences in the heterogeneity of economic behaviour; subjective well-being (e.g., employment and/or gender); bounded rationality in experimental games and decision-making; judgement and decision making; models in decision theory; quantum theory for building decision making models. However, research topics outside these area would also be considered.

The post will begin as soon as possible. The successful candidate will become part of the PhD cohort at City University London

Informal Enquiries are welcomed and can be made to:

Professor Philip Corr

We are happy to facilitate discussion on draft research proposals.

Duration: 3 years PhD research training

Further details can be found here:

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