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Social psychology of well-being

Prof. univ. dr. habil. Sergiu Bălţătescu

This is an introductory course in the topic of quality of life and well-being. The course aims to provide students with an applied view on conceptualization, dimensions, measurement and theories of quality of life and well-being.

 Course content

  1. History and perspectives of research on quality of life and well-being.
  2. Well-being: concept and dimensions. 
  3. Subjective well-being and related terms: life satisfaction, happiness, psychological well-being. 
  4. Satisfaction and happiness indicators. 
  5. Paradoxes in well-being research. 
  6. Social and individual correlates of subjective well-being. 
  7. Variation of well-being in different groups. Main theories.

Requirements of credits

Bibliography/reading list

Allen, James B. (2018). The psychology of happiness in the modern world: a social psychological approach. Springer.

Argyle, Michael. (2013). The psychology of happiness: Routledge.

Eid, Michael, & Larsen, Randy J. (2008). The science of subjective well-being. New York: Guilford Press.

OECD. (2013). Guidelines on measuring subjective well-being: OECD Publishing.

Sirgy, M. Joseph. (2012). Psychology of quality of life: hedonic well-being, life satisfaction, and eudaimonia: Springer.

Sergiu Baltatescu,
29 apr. 2019, 01:30