Happiness: History of the concept

R Veenhoven

Research output: Chapter/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Abstract

Notions of the good life have not changed much over time. All the concepts known today can be found in early writings. What has changed is the prominence attached to aspects of the good life. Another long-term change is that conceptualizations became more specific and that empirical research has revealed their reality links, which made increasingly clear that there is no such thing as 'true happiness'
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Socail and behavioral Sciences
EditorsJ Wright
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherElsevier
Pages521-525
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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