Well-Being in Contemporary Society

  • Johnny H. Søraker
  • Jan-Willem Van der Rijt
  • Jelle de Boer
  • Pak-Hang Wong
  • Philip Brey

Part of the Happiness Studies Book Series book series (HAPS)

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About this book


This anthology examines the practical role of well-being in contemporary society. It discusses developments such as globalization, consumerism, and the rapid innovation and use of new and emerging technologies, and focuses on the significant impact of these developments on the well-being of people living today. The anthology brings together researchers from various disciplines, including psychology, economics, sociology, philosophy, and development studies. It provides concrete insight on the role and importance of well-being in contemporary society, using a mix of empirical grounding, philosophical rigour, and an emphasis on real-world applications. It is unique in that it seeks to understand the relation between well-being research and its application towards real problems.​


Commitment and Well-Being Comparisons of Happiness Happiness and Sustainability Happiness and Technology Happiness and Well-Being Happiness and Work in the Social and Heath Care Impact of Bargaining Power on Subjective Well-Being Increasing Societal Happiness Layard's Happiness Policy Life Satisfaction Measuring Quality of Life Philosophical Well-Being Political Pursuit of Happiness Study of Personal Well-Being The Happiness Route The Nature of Well-Being Value of Achievement

Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny H. Søraker
    • 1
  • Jan-Willem Van der Rijt
    • 2
  • Jelle de Boer
    • 3
  • Pak-Hang Wong
    • 4
  • Philip Brey
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy and EconomicsUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  3. 3.Department of PhilosophyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Institute for ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06458-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06459-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-7513
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-7521
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