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  1. Review

    Musical improvisation and health: a review

    There is an expanding field of research into how making or listening to music can improve wellbeing. As a spontaneous, social, creative nonverbal process unfolding in real time, musical improvisation between i...

    Raymond AR MacDonald and Graeme B Wilson

    Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:20

    Published on: 18 December 2014

  2. Short report

    Evaluation of the inner wellbeing model in Zambia

    Results of a recently published paper from members of the Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways Project team indicated that a seven-domain, intercorrelated-factor model of economic confidence, agency/participation, s...

    Stanley O Gaines

    Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:16

    Published on: 19 August 2014

  3. Short report

    Association between the serotonin transporter polymorphism (5HTTLPR) and subjective happiness level in Japanese adults

    An epidemiological study in the USA recently reported that variations in the serotonin transporter gene-linked polymorphic region (5HTTLPR) can influence subjective well-being or happiness; specifically, indiv...

    Masahiro Matsunaga, Tokiko Isowa, Kaori Yamakawa and Hideki Ohira

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:5

    Published on: 12 November 2013

  4. Research

    Two simple, brief, naturalistic activities and their impact on positive affect: feeling grateful and eating ice cream

    Positive psychology interventions have been shown to increase happiness and well-being, and researchers are beginning to speculate on the mechanisms through which these interventions may be effective. People a...

    Peter Alex Linley, Helen Dovey, Eveline de Bruin, Catherine Transler, Joy Wilkinson, John Maltby and Robert Hurling

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:6

    Published on: 12 November 2013

  5. Research

    “I just NEED to move…”: examining women’s passion for physical activity and its relationship with daily affect and vitality

    Physical activity has been linked to well-being among women. One psychological perspective that can offer insights regarding this relationship is the Dualistic Model of Passion. The model posits that individua...

    Eva Guérin, Michelle S Fortier and Tamara Williams

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:4

    Published on: 11 November 2013

  6. Research

    Further validation of the questionnaire for eudaimonic well-being (QEWB)

    The aim of this study was to explore the structural and external validity of the recently developed Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being (QEWB), scrutinising the parcelling approach used by Waterman and col...

    Lusilda Schutte, Marié P Wissing and Itumeleng P Khumalo

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:3

    Published on: 1 October 2013

  7. Research

    Quality of life, emotion regulation, and heart rate variability in individuals with intellectual disabilities and concomitant impaired vision

    Positive associations have been found between quality of life, emotion regulation strategies, and heart rate variability (HRV) in people without intellectual disabilities. However, emotion regulation and HRV h...

    Adrian Meule, Katharina Fath, Ruben GL Real, Stefan Sütterlin, Claus Vögele and Andrea Kübler

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:1

    Published on: 27 March 2013

  8. Research

    Psychological distress and mental health of Thai caregivers

    As the proportion of elderly people within a population increases there is an accompanying increase in the role of informal caregivers. Many studies on caregivers report negative health outcomes but very few h...

    Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian C Sleigh

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2012 2:4

    Published on: 16 August 2012

  9. Research

    Development of an individual well-being scores assessment

    This study describes the development and validation of an individual-level well-being assessment and scoring method (IWBS) adapted from the population-based Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index across six domain...

    Kerry E Evers, James O Prochaska, Patricia H Castle, Janet L Johnson, Janice M Prochaska, Patricia L Harrison, Elizabeth Y Rula, Carter Coberley and James E Pope

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2012 2:2

    Published on: 30 May 2012

  10. Research

    The role of passion in sustainable psychological well-being

    Using the Dualistic Model of Passion (DMP), the purpose of the present paper is to show the role of passion for activities in sustainable psychological well-being. Passion is defined as a strong inclination to...

    Robert J Vallerand

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2012 2:1

    Published on: 21 March 2012

  11. Editorial

    Editorial

    Dianne Vella-Brodrick and Nikki Rickard

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2011 1:1

    Published on: 24 October 2011

  12. Review

    Building a neuroscience of pleasure and well-being

    How is happiness generated via brain function in lucky individuals who have the good fortune to be happy? Conceptually, well-being or happiness has long been viewed as requiring at least two crucial ingredient...

    Kent C Berridge and Morten L Kringelbach

    Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2011 1:3

    Published on: 24 October 2011

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