Well-being and happiness in cultural context

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TROMMSDORFF, Gisela, 2018. Well-being and happiness in cultural context. In: MAYER, Karl-Ulrich, ed.. Gutes Leben oder gute Gesellschaft?. Stuttgart:Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, pp. 159-177

@incollection{Trommsdorff2018Wellb-41655.2, title={Well-being and happiness in cultural context}, year={2018}, number={NF, 417}, address={Stuttgart}, publisher={Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft}, series={Nova Acta Leopoldina}, booktitle={Gutes Leben oder gute Gesellschaft?}, pages={159--177}, editor={Mayer, Karl-Ulrich}, author={Trommsdorff, Gisela} }

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