• Are Happy People Ethical People? Evidence from North America and Europe 

    James, Harvey S. (Harvey Stanley); Chymis, Athanasios G. (2004-07)
    We examine empirically the relationship between happiness and the ethical decisions of individuals. We use data from the 1995-97 wave of the World Values Survey (WVS) to test the hypothesis that the relationship between ...
  • Aristotle on happiness: a comparison with Confucius 

    Chang, Lily, 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle defines the highest good for humankind in terms of happiness. The nature of happiness includes intellectual activity, virtuous activity, and friendship; and certain external goods are ...
  • Is the Just Man a Happy Man? An Empirical Study of the Relationship Between Ethics and Subjective Well-being 

    James, Harvey S. (Harvey Stanley) (2010-11)
    This paper considers the question of whether ethical decision-making affects a person's happiness. Using cross-country data from the World Values Survey, it is discovered that people who agree that it is never justifiable ...
  • The role of intentions in the pursuit of happiness 

    Ferguson, Yuna L., 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Are intentions to become happier through interventions helpful or detrimental to the pursuit of happiness? Although Schooler, Ariely, and Lowenstein (2003) suggest that intentionally pursuing happiness is a self-defeating ...