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Friendship and Happiness

Across the Life-Span and Cultures

Editors: Demir, Melikşah (Ed.)

  • Focuses explicitly on the role of friendship experiences in happiness
  • Covers theory and recent empirical research regarding the role of friendship in happiness in different cultures
  • Provides important directions for future research
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About this book

This is the first book that explicitly focuses on the relationships between various types of friendship experiences and happiness. It addresses historical, theoretical, and measurement issues in the study of friendship and happiness (e.g., why friends are important for happiness).

In order to achieve a balanced evaluation of this area as a whole, many chapters in the book conclude with a critical appraisal of what is known about the role of friendship in happiness, and provide important directions for future research. Experts from different parts of the world provide in-depth, authoritative reviews on the association between different types of friendship experiences (e.g., friendship quantity, quality) and happiness in different age groups and cultures.

An ideal resource for researchers and students of positive psychology, this rich, clear, and up-to-date book serves as an important reference for academicians in related fields of psychology such as cross-cultural, developmental and social.

About the authors

Melikşah Demir received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan, USA) in 2007. He is currently an associate professor at Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona, USA) since then. Since his graduate school years, Demir has been conducting research on friendship and happiness in different age groups (e.g., Demir & Urberg, 2004; Demir & Weitekamp, 2007; Demir, 2010). His current research focuses on delineating the processes and mechanisms responsible for the friendship-happiness link (e.g., Demir & Ozdemir, 2010). Specifically, Melikşah Demir is testing different theoretical models that could explain why friendship is related to happiness. He also conducts cross-cultural studies to examine whether the role of friendship in happiness is similar in different cultures.

Reviews

“Demir is to be touted for obtaining the perspectives and research from 43 authors … heralding from 16 different countries. … The book … would enrich undergraduate and graduate students of psychology, gerontology, philosophy, cultural anthropology, gender studies, and sociology. I would recommend it as a primer for graduate students about to embark on their original research as both a blueprint of what to do—and not—when operationalizing—or indeed, choosing—mercurial, multifaceted concepts.” (Carol A. Gosselink, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 60 (49), December, 2015)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Friendship and Happiness From a Philosophical Perspective

    Lynch, Sandra

    Pages 3-18

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  • Friendship and Happiness from a Sociological Perspective

    Greco, Prof. Silvana (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

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  • Friends and Happiness: An Evolutionary Perspective on Friendship

    Lewis, David M. G. (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

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  • Friendship and Happiness: A Bidirectional Dynamic Process

    Saldarriaga, Lina María (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

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  • Children’s Friendships and Positive Well-Being

    Holder, Mark D. (et al.)

    Pages 81-97

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9603-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9602-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7853-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Friendship and Happiness
Book Subtitle
Across the Life-Span and Cultures
Editors
  • Melikşah Demir
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9603-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9603-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9602-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7853-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 319
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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