Research Proposal On Subjective Wellbeing

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY AND RESEARCH

RESEARCH METHODS

RESEARCH PROPOSAL
ON
WELL BEING OF PSYCHOLOGY SUBJECT ON PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS COMPARED TO NON PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS

SUBMITTED BY:
ROOPA R.
NANDAN B.
PRIYANKA DEY
GULAB ROSARY
SUBMITTED TO:
DR. ELIZABETH JASMINE
(PRINCIPAL)
IIPR, BANGALORE- 95

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abstract 1
Introduction 2
Review of literature 3
Methodology 4
Ethical considerations and limitations 7

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION
Philosophers and theologians have pondered the question- “what makes for a good life?” for centuries, and now health psychologists are turning their spotlight on it. They are doing so by investigating subjective wellbeing, people’s evaluations on the lives in terms of both thoughts and emotions. Subjective wellbeing is the measure of how happy people are (Diener, 2000). Research on subjective well being shows that happy people shares several characteristics
( Myers & Diener, 1996; Myers, 2000)
- Happy people have high self esteem
- Happy people have a firm sense of control
- Happy individual are optimistic
- Happy people like to be around other people
Psychological well-being refers to how people evaluate their lives. These evaluations may be in the form of cognitions or in the form of affect. The cognitive part is an information based appraisal of one’s life that is when a person gives conscious evaluative judgments about one’s satisfaction with life as a whole. The affective part is a hedonic

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