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The Opposite of Happiness

The Opposite of Happiness by Ellen Dreezens:

Ryan, R., Huta, V. & Deci, E.L. Living well: a self-determination theory perspective on eudaimonia. J Happiness Stud 9, 139–170 (2008).

Relatedness                    Social Exclusion

What Makes a Good Life: Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness by Robert Waldinger:

Connect by Ellen Dreezens:

Williams, K. D. (2007). Ostracism. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 425 452.

Social Comparison by Lauren Cuervo:

Competence                   Social Comparison

Medvec, V. H., Madey, S. F., & Gilovich, T. (1995). When less is more: Counterfactual thinking and satisfaction among Olympic medalists. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69(4), 603–610.

Learned Helplessness:

Autonomy                   Learned Helplessness

Langer, E. J., & Rodin, J. (1976). The effects of choice and enhanced personal responsibility for the aged: A field experiment in an institutional setting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 34(2), 191–198.

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