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The distinction between objective and subjective wellbeing


In this video we engage with the distinction between different types of wellbeing as used in formal social science research.

We distinguish eudaimonic approaches – that engage with a notion of wellbeing as living life autonomously – from so-called objective and subjective approaches. While objective approaches frame wellbeing as synonymous with the prevalence of a certain set of fixed characteristics of individuals or higher-level units, subjective approaches engage with either hedonic or cognitive evaluations of individuals themselves.

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