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Sub­jec­tive wellbeing

TagLast edit: 14 Jul 2022 16:34 UTC by Pablo

Subjective wellbeing (SWB) is a self-reported measure of a person’s wellbeing.

Further reading

Diener, Ed, Shigehiro Oishi & Louis Tay (2018) Advances in subjective well-being research, Nature Human Behaviour, vol. 2, pp. 253–260.

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Does Eco­nomic Growth Mean­ingfully Im­prove Well-be­ing? An Op­ti­mistic Re-Anal­y­sis of Easter­lin’s Re­search: Founders Pledge

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The Com­pa­ra­bil­ity of Sub­jec­tive Scales

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In­tro­duc­tion to the Philos­o­phy of Well-Being

finm7 Dec 2020 12:32 UTC
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Us­ing Sub­jec­tive Well-Be­ing to Es­ti­mate the Mo­ral Weights of Avert­ing Deaths and Re­duc­ing Poverty

MichaelPlant3 Aug 2020 16:17 UTC
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To WELLBY or not to WELLBY? Mea­sur­ing non-health, non-pe­cu­niary benefits us­ing sub­jec­tive wellbeing

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0 comments14 min readEA link

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

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Effec­tive Self-Help—A guide to im­prov­ing your sub­jec­tive wellbeing

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

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

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

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Assess­ment of Hap­pier Lives In­sti­tute’s Cost-Effec­tive­ness Anal­y­sis of StrongMinds

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MichaelPlant19 Jun 2019 15:40 UTC
133 points
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Re­mind­ing my­self just how awful pain can get (plus, an ex­per­i­ment on my­self)

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

MichaelStJules22 Jun 2020 16:41 UTC
11 points
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81 points
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9 points
4 comments11 min readEA link

A can of worms: the non-sig­nifi­cant effect of de­worm­ing on hap­piness in the KLPS

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46 points
17 comments23 min readEA link
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acristia5 Dec 2020 11:04 UTC
41 points
12 comments10 min readEA link

Hap­pier Lives In­sti­tute: 2021 An­nual Review

Barry Grimes14 Apr 2022 19:55 UTC
52 points
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Weighted wellbe­ing pop­u­la­tion theory

brb2433 Nov 2021 3:01 UTC
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More to ex­plore on ‘Differ­ences in Im­pact’

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Vasco Grilo1 Oct 2022 15:39 UTC
18 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

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15 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Pain re­lief: a shal­low cause exploration

Samuel Dupret27 Jan 2023 9:55 UTC
84 points
17 comments37 min readEA link
(www.happierlivesinstitute.org)

Money barely in­creases hap­piness (un­less you re­ally value money, and even then not by much)

Dhruv Makwana11 Feb 2023 21:27 UTC
23 points
12 comments3 min readEA link
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[Question] How to mea­sure (hu­man) im­pact?

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7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

His­tory of the the­ory of well-being

davidhartsough22 Jun 2022 8:17 UTC
23 points
8 comments23 min readEA link

Does a DALY ap­proach un­der­rate the bad­ness of men­tal ill­ness?

Stan Pinsent17 Jan 2024 15:17 UTC
10 points
3 comments12 min readEA 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

The Bear­able Bright­ness of Wel­lbe­ing: The life of an HLI re­searcher

JoelMcGuire8 Apr 2022 14:13 UTC
56 points
3 comments6 min readEA link

[Question] Ma­te­ri­als re­gard­ing RCTs and SWB

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

We’re search­ing for mean­ing, not hap­piness (et al.)

Joshua Clingo1 Sep 2022 7:34 UTC
18 points
2 comments12 min readEA link

Ex­pe­ri­en­tial­ist The­o­ries of Well-Being

andzuck19 Feb 2021 20:26 UTC
34 points
0 comments12 min readEA link

Fu­ture Academy—Suc­cesses, Challenges, and Recom­men­da­tions to the Community

SebastianSchmidt8 Jul 2023 20:15 UTC
61 points
2 comments7 min readEA link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism in the gar­den of ends

tyleralterman31 Aug 2022 20:47 UTC
286 points
44 comments23 min readEA link

Wel­lbe­ing al­ign­ment—pro­posal to The Hap­pier Lives In­sti­tute with fo­cus on sys­temic changes

Michal Porwisz29 Dec 2023 10:23 UTC
24 points
4 comments4 min readEA link

About ‘sub­jec­tive’ wellbe­ing and cost-effec­tive­ness anal­y­sis in men­tal health

LondonGal30 Jul 2023 13:39 UTC
74 points
14 comments41 min readEA link

On Sleep Pro­cras­ti­na­tion: Go­ing To Bed At A Rea­son­able Hour

emily.fan16 Apr 2021 23:31 UTC
47 points
9 comments8 min readEA link

StrongMinds (4 of 9) - Psy­chother­apy’s im­pact may be shorter lived than pre­vi­ously es­ti­mated

ishaan13 Dec 2023 4:15 UTC
62 points
1 comment24 min readEA link

Giv­ing Without Sacri­fice? (Some ex­cerpts)

Andreas_Mogensen14 Oct 2014 12:33 UTC
8 points
2 comments7 min readEA link

Sign of qual­ity of life in GiveWell’s analyses

brb24316 Oct 2022 14:54 UTC
57 points
19 comments3 min readEA link

Progress in Qualia

niplav3 May 2024 10:03 UTC
15 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

Mea­sur­ing hap­piness in­creases happiness

alexherwix15 Apr 2020 15:08 UTC
8 points
3 comments1 min readEA link
(link.springer.com)

Notes on sup­port­ing Hap­pier Lives Institute

Pawel Sysiak6 Oct 2022 13:01 UTC
20 points
2 comments6 min readEA link

Vi­sual ana­log scale wellbe­ing data gath­er­ing method

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

[Cause Ex­plo­ra­tion Prizes] Emer­gence re­search as a high-im­pact cause area

Open Philanthropy26 Aug 2022 9:58 UTC
13 points
0 comments15 min readEA link

[Question] Look­ing for Re­sources/​Video on Well-be­ing Met­ric from Hap­piness Re­search Institute

Esmi23 Jan 2022 18:15 UTC
2 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Hap­piness for the whole house­hold: ac­count­ing for house­hold spillovers when com­par­ing the cost-effec­tive­ness of psy­chother­apy to cash trans­fers

JoelMcGuire14 Apr 2022 20:05 UTC
51 points
1 comment3 min readEA link
(www.happierlivesinstitute.org)

Affec­tive fore­cast­ing: The challenge of pre­dict­ing fu­ture feel­ings and the im­pli­ca­tions for global pri­ori­ties research

Matt Coleman17 Feb 2022 20:36 UTC
53 points
3 comments21 min readEA link

What’s the effect size of ther­apy? (StrongMinds 3 of 9)

ishaan8 Dec 2023 8:34 UTC
55 points
0 comments52 min readEA link

Oddly, Bri­tain has never been happier

bfinn23 Oct 2019 9:29 UTC
18 points
19 comments1 min readEA link
(medium.com)

The most good sys­tem vi­sual and sta­bi­liza­tion steps

brb24314 Mar 2022 23:54 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Wel­lbe­ing height and depth visualizations

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

De­sir­able? AI qualities

brb24321 Mar 2022 22:05 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Wide­spread val­ues brainstorming

brb24315 Mar 2022 12:45 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

A re­view of two books on sur­vey-making

NunoSempere1 Mar 2020 19:11 UTC
33 points
0 comments11 min readEA link

Inequal­ity, well-be­ing, and the prob­lem of the un­known re­port­ing function

Barry Grimes9 Dec 2022 16:28 UTC
15 points
0 comments3 min readEA link
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