Psychological Approaches to the Relationship between Happiness and Public Policy in P.R. China

  • Kan Shi
  • Xiao Lu Wang
  • Rui Zheng
  • Wei Shi
  • Jia Fang Lu
  • Hong Xia Fan


For years, public policy has focused on reducing and repairing aspects of society such as urban blight, crime, pollution, traffic congestion, etc. However, it became increasingly obvious that the society could not flourish by focusing only on eliminating these deficiencies (Kretzmann & Mcknight 1993). Such a course will only make the society fragile and vulnerable to the adverse situations such as external shocks, turbulence and crisis. Instead, helping society develop the capacities to be resilient, prosperous and happy will bring longer-term benefits (Benson 1997; National Research Council 2002; Carruthers & Hood 2004).


Risk Perception Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coping Behavior Crisis Management Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome 
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© Kan Shi, Xiao Lu Wang, Rui Zheng, Wei Shi, Jia Fang Lu and Hong Xia Fan 2006

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  • Kan Shi
  • Xiao Lu Wang
  • Rui Zheng
  • Wei Shi
  • Jia Fang Lu
  • Hong Xia Fan

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