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The Pope of Happiness

A Festschrift for Ruut Veenhoven

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  • Honours Ruut Veenhoven, a pioneer in the field of happiness studies

  • Discusses research topics emerging from Veenhoven’s workshops

  • Outlines the future of happiness research following the work of Veenhoven

Part of the book series: Social Indicators Research Series (SINS, volume 82)

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Table of contents (31 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Happiness or Life Satisfaction? The Case of Children

    • Ferran Casas, Mònica González-Carrasco
    Pages 59-64
  3. Our Fearless Leader

    • Edward F. Diener
    Pages 73-74
  4. Your Happiness Comrade-in-arms

    • Richard A. Easterlin
    Pages 75-76
  5. Il Maestro of Happiness

    • Richard J. Estes
    Pages 77-78
  6. On the Scientific Study of Happiness

    • Carol Graham
    Pages 79-80
  7. Organizations with Virtuous Leaders Flourish More

    • Martijn Hendriks
    Pages 107-117
  8. Moving Beyond GDP: Emerging Measures and Findings

    • Mohsen Joshanloo
    Pages 119-128
  9. Ruut Veenhoven: A Very Wise Man

    • Kai Ludwigs
    Pages 131-132
  10. Hamba Kahle, ‘Go Well’, from Africa

    • Valerie Møller
    Pages 191-194

About this book

This book honors the work of Ruut Veenhoven, who has been a pioneer and leader in the field of happiness studies for the past 50 years. It brings together experts in the field discussing Veenhoven’s work as well as taking up themes from his workshops over the years to analyze how and where the field has expanded following his research. Veenhoven’s contributions include developing theories and measuring instruments, creating the world’s first and largest database of happiness research, founding the world’s first and most frequently cited Journal of Happiness Studies, and student development in and popularization of the field of happiness studies. He has extensive publications through the International Sociological Association and the International Society for Quality of Life Studies, and the research field of happiness studies would not have become as broad today without his enormous contributions. Friends and former students of Veenhoven provide both academic and anecdotal discussions in this festschrift, which is important for anyone interested in the development of happiness research.

Keywords

  • Social indicators
  • Subjective well-being
  • Happiness Studies
  • Ruut Veenhoven
  • Quality of Life
  • Eudaimonia

Editors and Affiliations

  • (emeritus), University of Northern British Columbia, Brandon, Canada

    Alex C. Michalos

About the editor

Alex C. Michalos is the founding editor of the journal Social Indicators Research and edited it for 40 years. He is also the series editor of the Social Indicators Research Book Series, which has 79 volumes, the series editor of the Asian Quality of Life Book Series, the founding editor of the Journal of Business Ethics, co-founder of the Journal of Happiness Studies, Applied Research on Quality of Life, Asian Journal of Business Ethics, and editor of the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. He has authored 23 books and edited or coedited 8 books.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Pope of Happiness

  • Book Subtitle: A Festschrift for Ruut Veenhoven

  • Editors: Alex C. Michalos

  • Series Title: Social Indicators Research Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53779-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-53778-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-53781-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-53779-1

  • Series ISSN: 1387-6570

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-0099

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 324

  • Number of Illustrations: 64 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Quality of Life Research, Positive Psychology, Psychotherapy, Social Theory

Buying options

eBook
USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-53779-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)