Positive Psychology Lab - Projects
We are currently working on two broad lines of research:
1. Associations between Lay Conceptions of Well-Being and Positive Psychological Functioning
In this line of research, we are examining associations between individual conceptions of well-being and numerous aspects of positive psychological functioning. Our previous research (see publications page) has indicated several consistent associations between individual conceptions of well-being and subjective self-reports of experienced well-being. However, we view positive psychological functioning to be broader than subjective indicators of, for example, life satisfaction and positive emotion. Accordingly, we are currently investigating associations between conceptions of well-being and indicators of subjective, objective, and psychological well-being. Please see the participation page for opportunities to participate in this interesting line of research.
2. Individual Conceptions of Well-Being in the United States and South Korea
This line of research is funded by a generous grant from the Center for Happiness Studies at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. With our colleagues at the Center for Happiness Studies, we are investigating cross-cultural similarities and differences in individual conceptions of well-being and their relationship to positive psychological functioning in a largely individualistic Western cultural context (United States) and a largely collectivistic East Asian cultural context (South Korea).
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