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ERIC Number: EJ627467
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
Why Are Some People Happier than Others? The Role of Cognitive and Motivational Processes in Well-being.
Lyubomirsky, Sonja
American Psychologist, v56 n3 p239-49 Mar 2001
Proposes that multiple cognitive and motivational processes moderate the impact of the objective environment on well-being. Explores hedonically relevant psychological processes (social comparison, dissonance reduction, self-reflection, self-evaluation, and personal perception) in chronically happy and unhappy people, noting that they differ systematically in the particular cognitive and motivational strategies they use. Future research directions are examined. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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