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Time and emotion in public and private spaces

Chapter


Abstract


  • Subjective Well-being (SWB) is becoming recognised in its own right

    as a key quality of life indicator, above and beyond economic growth, on

    the basis of several important studies and pieces of work by psychologists

    and economists (e.g. Diener et al. 1999, Michalos 2007). Well-being and

    happiness have also been strongly promoted in the last decade by positive

    psychologists as a critical component of good mental health (Seligman et

    al. 2005). They are rising in profile as credible alternative indicators to

    income in national economic contexts of social progress (Diener and

    Seligman 2004, Layard 2005, Stiglitz et al. 2009). However, the role of

    public and private spaces in shaping wellbeing has received scant attention

    in this literature.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Patulny, R. & Oprea, I. (2013). Time and emotion in public and private spaces. In S. Wray & R. Rae (Eds.), Personal and Public Lives and Relationships in a Changing Social World (pp. 58-78). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/967

Book Title


  • Personal and Public Lives and Relationships in a Changing Social World

Start Page


  • 58

End Page


  • 78

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Subjective Well-being (SWB) is becoming recognised in its own right

    as a key quality of life indicator, above and beyond economic growth, on

    the basis of several important studies and pieces of work by psychologists

    and economists (e.g. Diener et al. 1999, Michalos 2007). Well-being and

    happiness have also been strongly promoted in the last decade by positive

    psychologists as a critical component of good mental health (Seligman et

    al. 2005). They are rising in profile as credible alternative indicators to

    income in national economic contexts of social progress (Diener and

    Seligman 2004, Layard 2005, Stiglitz et al. 2009). However, the role of

    public and private spaces in shaping wellbeing has received scant attention

    in this literature.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Patulny, R. & Oprea, I. (2013). Time and emotion in public and private spaces. In S. Wray & R. Rae (Eds.), Personal and Public Lives and Relationships in a Changing Social World (pp. 58-78). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/967

Book Title


  • Personal and Public Lives and Relationships in a Changing Social World

Start Page


  • 58

End Page


  • 78

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom