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Daniel Lord Smail

in the present day. Our subjective well-being is anchored at a set point determined by our personality traits. 24 Life events—winning the lottery, suffering injury in an accident—will cause feelings of happiness to wax or wane. 25 But a kind of

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Ferenc Bódi, Jenő Zsolt Farkas and Péter Róbert

he questions the relevance of the subjective well-being, for example, that people can be satisfied with their lives in an objectively bad situation. Even if we do not intend to go deeply into well-being research from a theoretical perspective, the

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Jan Berting

Van Bruggen’s theoretical and empirical analysis raises many questions about research on subjective well-being. I concede that this can be seen as an important merit of her contribution. I hope that this observation will contribute to her own subjective well-being, which, according to her preface, has not always been enhanced by doing research in this area. But then such is the common fate of those who are engaged in research.

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Mary Beth Oliver and Tilo Hartmann

This article extends current theorizing in media psychology on audience responses to cinema by examining individuals' perceptions of meaningfulness. Specifically, it presents the results of a study designed to expand upon research on psychological and subjective well-being to experiences and memories of films that are perceived as particularly meaningful by viewers. Characteristics and themes of such films are examined and identified, as well as the specific emotional responses that accompany perceptions of meaningful cinema.

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Placing Wellbeing

Anthropological Perspectives on Wellbeing and Place

Emilia Ferraro and Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti

), The Science of Wellbeing ( Oxford : Oxford University Press ). Jackson , T. ( 2010 ), Prosperity Without Growth ( London : Earthscan ). Kahneman , D. and A. Krueger ( 2006 ), ‘ Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-being

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The Rule of Law—A Heuristic Perspective?

societal characteristics in four Scandinavian countries and four Eastern European countries. These characteristics concern in their terms “social capacity” and “subjective well-being,” seen from the perspective of the social quality approach. They explain

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Ksenia Gavrilova

well-being and dissatisfaction with infrastructural conditions can be considered the reasons for out-migration, even if, according to survey data, the migration behavior shows no significant dependence on the perception of lacking facilities (e

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Evert Van de Vliert

.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 ( 5 ): 488 – 489 . Fischer , Ronald , and Evert Van de Vliert . 2011 . “ Does Climate Undermine Subjective Well-Being? A 58-Nation Study .” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 37 ( 8 ): 1031 – 1041 . Fought

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Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua’ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege and Alaka Wali

free access to customary lands, how said access contributes to their livelihoods, and their assessment of the size of accessible land with respect to meeting basic needs. The Vanuatu well-being study—using an international standard for subjective well-being