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Subjective well-being:
What is SWB, why does it matter, and how can it be enhanced?
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Overview[edit | edit source]

Important points about this section:

  1. What is subjective wellbeing?
  2. What is emotion
  3. How can specific emotion theories and research help?
  4. Consider providing an example or case study.

Focus questions:

  • what is emotion and subjective wellbeing?
  • what are the theorieical frameworks surrounding subjective wellbeing?
  • how does subjective wellbeing influences emotions?

Subjective Wellbeing and Emotion[edit | edit source]

Subjective wellbeing can be [grammar?] referred to how people experience and evaluate not only their lives but also for situations, activities and events that occur in their lives. it also commonly referred to as self-reported wellbeing as well.

Emotion refers to a human experience that involves cognitive and physiological processes. Cultural and past experience etc can also affect how a individual can experience emotions.

The Theoretical Frameworks and Research[edit | edit source]

Three Components of Subjective Wellbeing[edit | edit source]

Ed Deiner talked about the three different components of SWB - Frequent positive affect; Infrequent negative affect; and Cognitive evaluations of one’s life satisfaction (Deiner, 2009).

will flesh out how it connect to subjective wellbeing and emotion

Marslows[spelling?] Hierarchy of Needs Model[edit | edit source]

Marslows Hierarchy of Needs Model refers to reaching self actualisation by satisfying each of the levels starting at the lowest one. this being physiological needs, then safety, love/belonging, esteem and then finally reaching the topper of self actualising.

will flesh out how it connect to subjective wellbeing and emotion

3P Model[edit | edit source]

This model talks about the categorisation of subject wellbeing of temporal states of past, present, prospect (Durayappah, 2010).

will flesh out how it connect to subjective wellbeing and emotion

Figure 1. Marslow hierarchy
Who Introduced the Concept of Subjective Wellbeing?
  1. talk about Ed Diener
  2. history etc

Quiz about the Theories[edit | edit source]

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1 A relevant question about a theory?

3p model
three component of wellbeing
marslow hierarchy

2 A relevant question about a theory?

3p model
three component of wellbeing
marslow hierarchy


How does Subjective Wellbeing Influence Emotions?[edit | edit source]

Mental Health[edit | edit source]

Event Related Potentials[edit | edit source]

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Important points about this section:

  1. This is arguably the most important section.
  2. What is the answer to the question in the sub-title (based on psychological theory and research)?
  3. What are the practical, take-home messages?

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Diener E. (2009). Subjective Well-Being. The Science of Well-Being. Social Indicators Research Series, 37, 11-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2350-6_2

Diener, E., Pressman, S.D., Hunter, J. and Delgadillo‐Chase, D. (2017), If, Why, and When Subjective Well‐Being Influences Health, and Future Needed Research. Appl Psychol Health Well‐Being, 9: 133-167. doi:10.1111/aphw.12090

Durayappah, A. (2011). The 3P Model: A General Theory of Subjective Well-Being. J Happiness Stud 12, 681–716. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-010-9223-9

Proctor C. (2014). Subjective Well-Being (SWB). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_2905

Yu, G, M., & Li, B. (2012). How subjective well-being affects emotional processing: The role of event-related potentials.Social Behavior and Personality An International Journal 40(8). DOI: 10.2224/sbp.2012.40.8.1285

External links[edit | edit source]