ERIC Number: EJ912931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
On the Importance of Distinguishing Hedonia and Eudaimonia when Contemplating the Hedonic Treadmill
Waterman, Alan S.
American Psychologist, v62 n6 p612-613 Sep 2007
Comments on the article by E. Diener, R. E. Lucas, and C. N. Scollon (see record 2006-05893-003) which provided a revision of the adaptation theory of well-being. The current author suggests that consideration of the emerging distinction between hedonic and eudaimonic well-being was missing from the original article and is worthy of scholarly attention.
Descriptors: Well Being, Self Concept, Quality of Life, Philosophy, Social Theories, Adjustment (to Environment), Individual Development
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