How happy are people across across all countries mean

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Unformatted text preview: praisal evoking joy, fear, anger, anger, sadness, disgust, shame, & guilt 25 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer ( 11/30/2009 The Cognitive Component Culture & Appraisal: With some differences depending on situation: Being alone: • Tahitians chance for bad spirits to bother fear Tahitians • Eskimo social rejection & isolation sadness & Eskimo sadness loneliness loneliness • Western welcome respite from frantic pace Western contentment & happiness Despite Despite universality, there is diversity in subtle interpretations interpretations of situations HAPPINESS Subjective Well-Being: people’s people’s emotional responses and their degree of satisfaction with various aspects of their their life. How happy are people? Across Across all countries, mean rating of personal happiness indicates mild happiness (except India & Dominican Republic unhappy unhappy range range) Men Men & women equal in global happiness BUT women experience both negative and positive emotions emotions more intensely 26 Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer ( 11/30/2009 What makes people happy? • Personal Resources (15-20% of total variability) – Health, wealth, intelligence? don’t guarantee happiness – Satisfying social relat...
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