Ed Diener

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Currently, Ed Diener is everywhere, holding professor of psychology spots at the University of Utah and the University of Virginia, as well as being a senior scientist at the Gallup Organization. On top of that, he holds the title of Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois. Diener earned his BA in psychology from California State University at Fresno in 1968, and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1974. Though he retired from teaching in 2008, Diener came back to the game in 2015.

Diener is best known for his work in the study of happiness. In fact, you more likely know of Diener by his nickname, “Dr. Happiness.” Of course, it’s not as simple as merely studying the emotion of happiness. Diener specializes in the field of subjective well-being, or how people evaluate their lives. On this subject, Diener has studied happiness and subjective well-being in relation to numerous influences, including income, culture, and benefits. Although the secret to happiness can’t be boiled down to a single factor, if you’re looking for a quick answer, Diener’s work suggests that the most prominent characteristic shared by the happiest people is that they have strong ties with friends and family, and spend plenty of time with them. Popular published works by Diener include,International Differences in Well-Being and Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth.

For his work, Diener has received awards and honors including th Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association and the William James Fellow Award.

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According to Wikipedia, Edward Francis Diener was an American psychologist, professor, and author. Diener was a professor of psychology at the University of Utah and the University of Virginia, and Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, as well as a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization. He is noted for his research over the past thirty years on happiness, including work on temperament and personality influences on well-being, theories of well-being, income and well-being, cultural influences on well-being, and the measurement of well-being. As shown on Google Scholar as of April 2021, Diener's publications have been cited over 257,000 times.

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