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April 3, 2013

NEW ISSUE ALERT: Quality of Life Research. Volume 22 No. 3

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

The following new article has just been published in Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice

Quality of life, emotion regulation, and heart rate variability in individuals with intellectual disabilities and concomitant impaired vision
Meule A, Fath K, Real RG, Sütterlin S, Vögele C, Kübler A
Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013, 3:1 (27 March 2013)
[Abstract] [Provisional PDF]



March 25, 2013

William James Lifetime Achievement Award for Ed Diener

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New publication and training for evidence-based positive psychology intervention

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New OECD guidelines on Guidelines on measuring subjective well-being

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March 19, 2013

ISQOLS Vice President: Call 4 Vote

Dear ISQOLS members,

It’s that time again – time to exercise your ISQOLS voting rights and have your say!

After forming ISQOLS Board of Directors with your help, the new Executive Committee needs to be defined. Our President Filomena Maggino identified the Vice-Presidents for each field. In accordance with the ISQOLS by-laws (see our website), VPs need the approval of the general membership (majority vote).

The Vice-President proposals:

VP Academic Affairs: Giampaolo Nuvolati
VP External Affairs: Graciela Tonon
VP Finance: Mariano Rojas
VP Professional Affairs: Ferran Casas
VP Programs: Peter Krause
VP Publications: Laura Camfield
VPs Publicity/Membership: Ming-Chang Tsai  and Jose de Jesus Garcia

All these colleagues are members of the Board-of-Directors (2013-14) and most of them previously already served as members of the Executive Committee.

As an ISQOLS member, you have a say in who represents and gouverns ISQOLS - please cast your vote here [extern link]

 

 

Your ISQOLS team



March 12, 2013

NEW ISSUE ALERT: Journal of Happiness Studies Vol. 14 No. 1

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March 6, 2013

NEW ISSUE ALERT: Social Indicators Research Vol. 111 No. 2

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March 1, 2013

An Eye on Happiness; happiness as an additional goal for citizens and governments.

An Eye on Happiness; happiness as an additional goal for citizens and governments.  

Dissertation dr. mr. J.C. Ott, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

 

An eye on happiness

The quality of government is a crucial factor for average happiness in nations; a higher quality goes together with more happiness. The quality of governments also determines the relationship between the size of governments and happiness. This relationship is positive if this quality is good, and negative if this quality is bad. A high quality of governments eventually leads to less inequality in happiness. Since happier people are also more altruistic, and more prepared to promote the public interest, it makes sense to recognize happiness as an additional goal.

Poor and rich nations

These conclusions are based on an analysis of important publications and comparative research on the position in 2006 in 130 nations.  In particular in poor nations average happiness can go up by improvements in government. There are no indications, however, that this actually happens. According to the World Bank Institute, assessing the quality of governments, there is no rising trend since 1998. In rich nations, on the other hand, economic growth hardly contributes to happiness. The implication is that governments in rich nations can reconsider their priorities, and put more priority on sustainability to protect the happiness of future generations. They can also put more priority on the happiness of people in poor nations, who are currently substantially less happy.

Full text (pdf)

For questions or comments, mail to:  jan.ott@planet.nl



February 26, 2013

NEW ISSUE ALERT: Quality of Life Research Vol. 22 No. 2

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