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September 19, 2012

The Psychology of Quality of Life

The updated edition of this popular book covers up-to-date research on hedonic well- being (emotional well-being, positive/negative affect, affective dimension of happiness, etc.), life satisfaction (subjective well-being, perceived quality of life, subjective well- being, and cognitive dimension of happiness), and eudaimonia (psychological well-being, self-actualization, self-realization, growth, mental health, character strengths, etc.).

 

The book is divided in six major sections.

Part 1 begins with a chapter that covers much of the history and philosophical foundations of the psychology of quality of life in terms of three major pillars: hedonic well-being, life satisfaction, and eudaimonia. This part also covers much of the research that has successfully made distinctions among these three major constructs and its varied dimensions. To establish to the importance of the topic (the psychology of quality of life), this part also covers much of the literature on the positive benefits of hedonic well-being, life satisfaction, and eudaimonia on the individual, the community, organizations, and society at large.

Part 2 focuses on capturing much of research dealing with the effects of objective reality (objective factors grounded in real, environmental conditions) on hedonic well-being, life satisfaction, and eudaimonia. Specifically, this part captures the quality-of-life literature related to biological and health-related effects, income effects, other demographic effects, effects of personal activities, and socio-cultural effects.

Part 3 shifts gears to focus on the effects of subjective reality on hedonic well-being, life satisfaction, and eudaimonia. In this context, the book reviews research on personality effects, effects of affect and cognition, effects of beliefs and values, effects of goals, self-concept effects, and social comparison effects.

Part 4 focuses on quality-of-life research that is domain specific. That is, the book covers the research on the psychology of life domains in general and delves in some depth to describe research on work well-being, residential well-being, material well-being, social well-being, health well-being, leisure well-being, and the well-being of other life domains of lesser salience.

Part 5 focuses on covering much of the psychology of quality-of-life literature dealing with specific populations such as the elderly, women, children and youth, and specific countries.

Part 6 is essentially an epilogue.

 

Visit Springer for more details.



September 18, 2012

New Publication on Evidence-Based Intervention and Assessment

Please allow us to share a new pub reviewing my well-being intervention program and assessment. Kindly, consider this in reviews you make of evidence-based interventions and assessments (Marty Seligman calls it such on page 292 of Flourish and elsewhere as does Ed Diener, Robert Biswas-Diener, Ben Dean, Jeanna Magyar-Moe; the companion assessment, the Quality of Life Inventory or QOLI (r) is also evidence-based and empirically validated according to some of these same people-also see discussion and references in paper on this topic).

There is a free webinar on my approach this Thursday-September 20th-- at 1pm EST-USA and at the same time, October 4th: register at http://psychcorp.pearsonassessments.com/pai/ca/training/webinars/QOLIWebinar.htm.



September 15, 2012

Quality of Life Research Volume 21 Number 8

Quality of Life Research Volume 21 Number 8 is now available on SpringerLink.



September 13, 2012

4th ISCI International Conference

Main Theme: Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy.
Date: May 29 - 31, 2013.
Venue: Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, Korea.
Contact information: ISCI Conference Team isci2013@gmail.com
Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Korea
Website: www.2013isci.org

Important Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission ? November 30, 2012
  • Paper submission ? March 15, 2013
  • Early bird registration ? before February 28, 2013
  • Regular registration ? after February 28, 2013

The 4th ISCI conference will explore how child indicators can be used to improve the well-being of children in a globalized world under the conference?s main theme "Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy."

 

Topics to be addressed in the conference include

  • Theory and conceptual frameworks of child indicators
  • Measurement, data, and methods on child indicators
  • Dissemination of child indicators
  • Advocacy using child indicators
  • Policy and program development using child indicators
  • Children?s subjective well-being
  • Information technology and child indicators
  • Child indicators across cultures and borders
  • 'Glocalization' of child indicators

Abstract submission

  • Deadline for abstract submission is November 30, 2012
  • Guidelines for submission can be found on our homepage www.2013isci.org

Registration
Now possible through our website at www.2013isci.org

Conference Venue

The 4th ISCI Conference will be held at Hoam Faculty House located at the Seoul National University?s campus.

Detailed information about the venue, accommodation and transportation can be found on our homepage wwww.2013isci.org



September 1, 2012

New CIC Webinars Announced!

For more information, click here.



New Springer Books

New Print Book Releases

Health and Quality of Life

The EuroQol Group after 25 years
Brooks, Richard
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Ld1db34Ma93792Sa845af6Pa675222

Quality of Life Research

Aging and Health in Africa
Book Series: International Perspectives on Aging, Vol. 4
Editor/s: Maharaj, Pranitha
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Ld1dab8Ma93792Sa845af6Pa6057ba

Managing Workplace Stress
Choudhury, Koushiki
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Ld1db44Ma93792Sa845af6Pa66df63

Well-Being and Cultures
Book Series: Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology, Vol. 3
Editor/s: Knoop, Hans Henrik; Delle Fave, Antonella
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Ld1db0fMa93792Sa845af6Pa63fcaf

Social Sciences (general)

Sustainable Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings
Book Series: ZEW Economic Studies, Vol. 44
Editor/s: Rennings, Klaus; Brohmann, Bettina; Nentwich, Julia; Schleich, Joachim; Traber, Thure; Wüstenhagen, Rolf
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Lcf24e9Ma93792Sa845af6Pa636d21

New eBOOK RELEASES

Health and Quality of Life

The EuroQol Group after 25 years
Author/s: Brooks, Richard
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-94-007-5157-6?sa_campaign=email/NBA

Quality of Life Research

Aging and Health in Africa
Book Series: International Perspectives on Aging, Vol. 4
Editor/s: Maharaj, Pranitha
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-1-4419-8356-5?sa_campaign=email/NBA

Managing Workplace Stress
Author/s: Choudhury, Koushiki
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-81-322-0682-8?sa_campaign=email/NBA

Well-Being and Cultures
Book Series: Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology, Vol. 3
Editor/s: Knoop, Hans Henrik ; Delle Fave, Antonella
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-94-007-4610-7?sa_campaign=email/NBA

Social Sciences (general)

Sustainable Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings
Book Series: ZEW Economic Studies, Vol. 44
Editor/s: Rennings, Klaus ; Brohmann, Bettina ; Nentwich, Julia ; Schleich, Joachim ; Traber, Thure ; Wüstenhagen, Rolf
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-7908-2848-1?sa_campaign=email/NBA



August 29, 2012

Quality of Life Research Volume 21 Number 7

Quality of Life Research Volume 21 Number 7 is now available on SpringerLink.



Conference Invitation

Dear Colleagues & QOL researchers,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to present at 2012 Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, which will be held during 13 to 16 September, 2012 in Guangzhou, China. The deadline of on-line Early Bird registration is 30 July, 2012. The deadline of on-line Pre-conference registration is 30 August, 2012. All overseas participants will be reserved accomodation in Royal Tulip Luxury Hotels Carat ? Guangzhou. More details of the conference arrangement can be found here. Click here http://www.hksoqol.org/conf2012 to register.

Organizing Committee
2012 Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference



August 27, 2012

CIC Impact Summit – 11/15-16 – Help Us Get The Word Out

To our colleagues at: International Society for Quality of Life Studies

Please help us get the word out about our conference in November -- it would be of interest to your members and colleagues. Please post the information and link to your web sites,include in your newsletters, and tweet it out.

You may contact us at ed@communityindicators.net

Thank you!

Community Indicators Consortium

Early Bird Registration Extended to Sept. 7 Register Now



August 18, 2012

New Article in Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice

Psychological distress and mental health of Thai caregivers
Yiengprugsawan V, Seubsman S, Sleigh AC
Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2012, 2:4 (16 August 2012)
[Abstract] [Provisional PDF]




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