Part I: Foundational Issues
James E. Maddux is University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.
"Kudos to James Maddux for assembling this state-of-the-art recap of the intrapersonal and interpersonal sources of human flourishing. From neuroscience to culture to relationships to meaning and spirituality, this readable book is a definitive summary of research on the roots of well-being." - David G. Myers, Hope College, USA "This excellent volume gives a much-needed overview of the rapidly growing field of subjective well-being. Its scholarly summaries bring readers up-to-date on many of the most important topics regarding happiness and life satisfaction, from perennial topics such as gratitude, humility, and forgiveness to emerging topics such as media and sexual orientation." - Edward F. Diener, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA "For scholars and practitioners interested in well-being and its promotion, this is the definitive volume. Comprehensive in coverage, with chapters by the leading experts, it will be the milestone in the field for years to come." - Stephen Joseph, University of Nottingham, UK