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dc.contributor.advisorZettle, Robert D.
dc.contributor.authorSwails, Jeffrey A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-06T14:58:52Z
dc.date.available2016-07-06T14:58:52Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-29
dc.identifier.citationSwails, Jeffrey. 2016. Psychometrics of the pursuit of happiness. --In Proceedings: 12th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 106
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/12253
dc.descriptionPresented to the 12th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 29, 2016.
dc.descriptionResearch completed at Department of Psychology, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
dc.description.abstractThe pursuit of happiness is firmly established in American culture with explicit mention in historical documents (i.e. Declaration of Independence). Therefore, it is of little surprise that thousands of self-help books and pieces of personal wisdom offer routes to happiness. However, psychological research over the past three decades on the effectiveness of controlling emotions suggests pursuing happiness and other positive hedonic states may have a downside. More fully investigating this possibility has been limited in part by the lack of a scale to assess individual differences in the pursuit of and overattachment to happiness. The purpose of this project was to develop a psychometrically sound scale to measure people's attempts to pursue and prolong positive affective states as a means of conducting further research in this area.
dc.description.sponsorshipGraduate School, Academic Affairs, University Libraries, Regional Institute on Aging
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASP
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv. 12
dc.titlePsychometrics of the pursuit of happiness
dc.typeAbstract
dc.rights.holderWichita State University


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