Life satisfaction, subjective well-being, and happiness are psychological and everyday expressions of living the good life. The broad psychological category for these ideas is quality of life, which includes successful performance throughout the life, personal accomplishments and expectations, emotions, life experiences, physical activity and health, and the individual's reactions to these. Life satisfaction is stable over time, but does undergo some change with the changing circumstances of a person's life. The study of life satisfaction and the other expressions of quality of life for the gifted are undertaken to better understand and encourage the development of the gifted individual's strengths, development of friendships and relationships, positive responses to adversity, and social and emotional health for the person across his or her life time. This entry ...

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