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QOL and Social Theory/Political Psychology/Economic Psychology

  • Bok, D. (2010). The politics of happiness: What government can learn from the new research on well-being. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Campbell, A., Converse, P. E., & Rodgers, W. L. (1976). The quality of American life. New York: Russel Sage Foundation.
  • Donovan, N. and Halpern, D. (2002). Life satisfaction: The state of knowledge and implications for government. London, UK: Government Cabinet Office, Strategy Unit.
  • Easterbrook, G. (2003). The progress paradox: How life gets better while people feel worse. New York: Random House.
  • Gough, Ian and McGregor, J. Allister. eds. (2007). Well being in developing countries: from theory to research. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Haybron, Daniel M. (2008). The pursuit of unhappiness: The elusive psychology of well-being. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Huppert, F., Baylis, N., & Keverne, B. (Eds). (2005). The science of well-being. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Jordan, B. (2008). Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Kasser, T. (2002). The high price of materialism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Lane, Robert E. (2006). After the end of history: The curious fate of American materialism. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press.
  • Lane, Robert E. (2000). The loss of happiness in market democracies. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Lane, Robert E. (1991). The market experience. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Layard, R. (2004). Happiness and public policy. London: LSE Health and Social Care.
  • Laurer, R. H. & Laurer, J. E. (2006). Social problems and the quality of life (10th Ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Layard, R. (2005). Happiness New York: Penguin Press.
  • Layard, R. (2007) Happiness: lessons from a new science New York: The Penguin Press.
  • Michalos, A. (2003). Essays on the quality of life. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Miringoff, M., & Opdycke, S. (2008). America's social health: Putting social issues on the public agenda. New York: M.E. Sharpe.
  • Ostasiewicz, W. (Ed.). (2006). Towards quality of life improvement. Wroclaw, Poland: The Publishing House of the Wroclaw of Economics.
  • Phillips, D. (2006). Quality of life. London: Routledge.
  • Sumner, L. W. (1996). Welfare, happiness and ethics. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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