The Psychology of Everyday Life: Motivation and the Search For Happiness

Happiness Across Cultures

How do we compare happiness across cultures?

There is a growing body of literature that looks at happiness from an international point of view. Studying happiness across different countries can be very helpful for public policy planners, allowing them to identify the social and political factors that promote well-being. As with other happiness research, the best way to measure the subjective sense of happiness is to ask someone directly, “How happy are you?” Happiness researchers also ask people about their satisfaction with their life.


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