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Happiness and Relationships

  • By: Robert Biswas-Diener & Todd B. Kashdan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Social relationships are often described as the most important factor in determining a person's happiness. If there is a single characteristic that best distinguishes people who are extremely happy from everyone else, it appears to be the quality of their social ...

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