Sub­jec­tive wellbeing

TagLast edit: 31 May 2021 14:56 UTC by Pablo

To measure someone’s subjective wellbeing (SWB), we survey them about their own feelings using questions like “overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?”

This information may be more useful for understanding the impact of EA work than “objective” measures which try to estimate well-being by looking at external features of a person’s life (e.g. how healthy they are or how much money they have).

Posts with this tag may discuss specific measures of SWB, the general use of SWB measures within the EA movement, or other related topics.

Us­ing Sub­jec­tive Well-Be­ing to Es­ti­mate the Mo­ral Weights of Avert­ing Deaths and Re­duc­ing Poverty

MichaelPlant3 Aug 2020 16:17 UTC
97 points
7 comments35 min readEA link

Life Satis­fac­tion and its Discontents

MichaelPlant25 Sep 2020 7:54 UTC
69 points
21 comments3 min readEA link

The effect of cash trans­fers on sub­jec­tive well-be­ing and men­tal health

JoelMcGuire20 Nov 2020 18:12 UTC
71 points
9 comments6 min readEA link

The Com­pa­ra­bil­ity of Sub­jec­tive Scales

MichaelPlant30 Nov 2020 16:47 UTC
77 points
8 comments4 min readEA link

2020 An­nual Re­view from the Hap­pier Lives Institute

ClareDonaldson26 Apr 2021 13:25 UTC
86 points
10 comments18 min readEA link

A Hap­piness Man­i­festo: Why and How Effec­tive Altru­ism Should Re­think its Ap­proach to Max­imis­ing Hu­man Welfare

MichaelPlant25 Oct 2018 15:48 UTC
71 points
32 commentsEA link

Health and hap­piness re­search top­ics—Part 1: Back­ground on QALYs and DALYs

Derek9 Dec 2020 0:38 UTC
109 points
6 comments76 min readEA link

Health and hap­piness re­search top­ics—Part 2: The HALY+: Im­prov­ing prefer­ence-based health metrics

Derek3 Jan 2021 15:08 UTC
48 points
3 comments81 min readEA link

Donat­ing money, buy­ing hap­piness: new meta-analy­ses com­par­ing the cost-effec­tive­ness of cash trans­fers and psy­chother­apy in terms of sub­jec­tive well-being

MichaelPlant25 Oct 2021 15:38 UTC
150 points
27 comments18 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing the launch of the Hap­pier Lives Institute

MichaelPlant19 Jun 2019 15:40 UTC
126 points
44 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] Is it suffer­ing or in­vol­un­tary suffer­ing that’s bad, and when is it (in­vol­un­tary) suffer­ing?

MichaelStJules22 Jun 2020 16:41 UTC
10 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Com­ments on “Us­ing Sub­jec­tive Well-Be­ing to Es­ti­mate the Mo­ral Weights of Avert­ing Deaths and Re­duc­ing Poverty”

AidanGoth29 Sep 2020 19:36 UTC
33 points
10 comments12 min readEA link

Health and hap­piness re­search top­ics—Part 3: The sHALY: Devel­op­ing sub­jec­tive wellbe­ing-based health metrics

Derek30 Dec 2020 15:27 UTC
36 points
4 comments42 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­tion to the Philos­o­phy of Well-Being

finm7 Dec 2020 12:32 UTC
41 points
19 comments6 min readEA link

Im­prov­ing In­sti­tu­tional De­ci­sion-Mak­ing: Which In­sti­tu­tions? (A Frame­work)

IanDavidMoss23 Aug 2021 2:26 UTC
60 points
2 comments34 min readEA link

Up­date from the Hap­pier Lives Institute

ClareDonaldson30 Apr 2020 15:04 UTC
83 points
5 comments7 min readEA link

Ineffec­tive en­trepreneur­ship: post-mortem of Hippo, the hap­piness app that never quite was

MichaelPlant23 May 2018 10:30 UTC
73 points
37 commentsEA link

[Question] Why does EA use QALYs in­stead of ex­pe­rience sam­pling?

Milan_Griffes24 Apr 2019 0:58 UTC
57 points
18 comments1 min readEA link

Prin­cipia Qualia: blueprint for a new cause area, con­scious­ness re­search with an eye to­ward ethics and x-risk

MikeJohnson9 Dec 2016 5:47 UTC
28 points
50 commentsEA link

[Question] Shifts in sub­jec­tive well-be­ing scales?

Milan_Griffes18 Aug 2020 18:27 UTC
31 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

What we’ve learned by com­par­ing cash to job training

GiveDirectly8 Sep 2020 8:37 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Scale-norm­ing in the mea­sure­ment of sub­jec­tive well-being

finm2 Nov 2020 16:39 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Prob­lem area re­port: Pain

Sid Sharma13 Nov 2020 19:26 UTC
106 points
5 comments50 min readEA link

How much (phys­i­cal) suffer­ing is there? Part I: Humans

mariushobbhahn10 Jan 2021 12:47 UTC
9 points
4 comments11 min readEA link

Coach­ing: An un­der-ap­pre­ci­ated strat­egy among effec­tive altruists

acristia5 Dec 2020 11:04 UTC
39 points
8 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] Ma­te­ri­als re­gard­ing RCTs and SWB

MorHanany22 Jan 2021 13:36 UTC
3 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Ex­pe­ri­en­tial­ist The­o­ries of Well-Being

andzuck19 Feb 2021 20:26 UTC
31 points
0 comments11 min readEA link

A re­view of two books on sur­vey-making

NunoSempere1 Mar 2020 19:11 UTC
30 points
0 comments12 min readEA link

On Sleep Pro­cras­ti­na­tion: Go­ing To Bed At A Rea­son­able Hour

emily.fan16 Apr 2021 23:31 UTC
39 points
7 comments9 min readEA link

Oddly, Bri­tain has never been happier

bfinn23 Oct 2019 9:29 UTC
18 points
19 comments1 min readEA link

Mea­sur­ing hap­piness in­creases happiness

alexherwix15 Apr 2020 15:08 UTC
8 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Giv­ing Without Sacri­fice? (Some ex­cerpts)

Andreas_Mogensen14 Oct 2014 12:33 UTC
8 points
1 commentEA link

[Question] Can “pride” be used as a sub­jec­tive mea­sure like “hap­piness”?

jkmh18 Jun 2021 0:26 UTC
8 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] How to mea­sure (hu­man) im­pact?

rodeo_flagellum27 Sep 2021 20:13 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Wel­lbe­ing height and depth visualizations

brb2433 Nov 2021 2:59 UTC
6 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Weighted wellbe­ing pop­u­la­tion theory

brb2433 Nov 2021 3:01 UTC
3 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Vi­sual ana­log scale wellbe­ing data gath­er­ing method

brb2433 Nov 2021 3:01 UTC
3 points
0 comments4 min readEA link
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