Prof. Edward (Ed) Diener (1946-2021), a pioneer in positive psychology, passed away on the 27thof April 2021 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah (Salt Lake City Tribune, 2021). As one of the most influential psychologists of the discipline, Ed Diener pushed the boundaries of our understanding of positive psychological functioning, subjective well-being, and happiness (Layous, 2020). As one of the Top 200 most cited researchers across all disciplines and fields, he will be most remembered forfounding the scientific study of subjective well-being (SWB) and happiness (Bakshi, 2019). Diener developed the concept of subjective well-being by exploring the factors that influence people’s life satisfaction (Diener et al., 2017a). He studied the individual causes of subjective well-being, such as close social relationships, income, meaning and purpose, personality, and societal causes, such as economic development, low corruption and crime, and a healthy environment (Diener et al., 2018).His research has discovered both universal and culture-specific causes and consequences of SWB and influenced governmental policy (Oishi et al., 1999). In respect of his memory, the purpose of this paper is threefold: (a)to reflect upon his career journey, (b) to celebrate his significant contributions to the discipline, and (c) to provide personal reflections of those who worked closely with him over the past 50 years.

In memory of Edward Diener: reflections on his career, contributions and the science of happiness / Ng, W.; Tov, W.; Veenhoven, R.; Rothmann, S.; Chambel, M. J.; Chen, S.; Cole, M. L.; Consiglio, C.; Costantini, A.; Datu, J. A. D.; Di Blasi, Z.; Gumbau, S. L.; Huber, A.; Kelders, S. M.; Klibert, J.; Knoop, H. H.; Mayer, C. -H.; Nel, M.; Salanova, M.; Schotanus-Dijkstra, M.; Shankland, R.; Shimazu, A.; ten Klooster, P. M.; Vera, M.; Zondervan-Zwijnenburg, M. A. J.; van Zyl, L. E.. - In: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-1078. - 12:(2021). [10.3389/fpsyg.2021.706447]

In memory of Edward Diener: reflections on his career, contributions and the science of happiness

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2021

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Prof. Edward (Ed) Diener (1946-2021), a pioneer in positive psychology, passed away on the 27thof April 2021 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah (Salt Lake City Tribune, 2021). As one of the most influential psychologists of the discipline, Ed Diener pushed the boundaries of our understanding of positive psychological functioning, subjective well-being, and happiness (Layous, 2020). As one of the Top 200 most cited researchers across all disciplines and fields, he will be most remembered forfounding the scientific study of subjective well-being (SWB) and happiness (Bakshi, 2019). Diener developed the concept of subjective well-being by exploring the factors that influence people’s life satisfaction (Diener et al., 2017a). He studied the individual causes of subjective well-being, such as close social relationships, income, meaning and purpose, personality, and societal causes, such as economic development, low corruption and crime, and a healthy environment (Diener et al., 2018).His research has discovered both universal and culture-specific causes and consequences of SWB and influenced governmental policy (Oishi et al., 1999). In respect of his memory, the purpose of this paper is threefold: (a)to reflect upon his career journey, (b) to celebrate his significant contributions to the discipline, and (c) to provide personal reflections of those who worked closely with him over the past 50 years.
2021
Ed Diener; happiness; life satisfaction; obituary; obituary announcement; positive psychology; subjective well-being
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In memory of Edward Diener: reflections on his career, contributions and the science of happiness / Ng, W.; Tov, W.; Veenhoven, R.; Rothmann, S.; Chambel, M. J.; Chen, S.; Cole, M. L.; Consiglio, C.; Costantini, A.; Datu, J. A. D.; Di Blasi, Z.; Gumbau, S. L.; Huber, A.; Kelders, S. M.; Klibert, J.; Knoop, H. H.; Mayer, C. -H.; Nel, M.; Salanova, M.; Schotanus-Dijkstra, M.; Shankland, R.; Shimazu, A.; ten Klooster, P. M.; Vera, M.; Zondervan-Zwijnenburg, M. A. J.; van Zyl, L. E.. - In: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1664-1078. - 12:(2021). [10.3389/fpsyg.2021.706447]
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