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  • By: Ruut Veenhoven
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The study of happiness has long been a playground for philosophical speculation. Because of a lack of empirical measures of happiness, it was not possible in the past to check propositions about the matter. In the late 20th century, survey research ...