L’idea di felicità nella psicologia ingenua

Author/s Igor Sotgiu
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/23 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 116-123 File size 73 KB
DOI 10.3280/EDS2015-023011
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The idea of happiness in naive psychology. The present work aims to explore the semantic space of happiness, illustrating and critically discussing the results from a recent research line which investigated how common people define and represent this concept. Overall, studies conducted in this field indicate that happiness is a broad conceptual category covering a wide range of meaning components and themes: for example, health, affective relationships, positive emotions, success, and self-actualization. However, it was also found that the perceived salience of some of these components significantly varies according to the socio-cultural context people live in and their age. In the conclusions, the author discusses the implications of these results for the measurement of subjective well-being and quality of life of the general population.

Keywords: Happiness, naive conceptions, individualism, collectivism, positive psychology.

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Igor Sotgiu, L’idea di felicità nella psicologia ingenua in "EDUCAZIONE SENTIMENTALE" 23/2015, pp 116-123, DOI: 10.3280/EDS2015-023011