Measuring positive emotions (Lucas, Diener & Larsen, 2003)

Lucas, R.E., Diener, E., Larsen, R.J., 2006. Measuring positive emotions. In Lopez, S.J., & Snyder, C.R., 2003. Positive Psychological Assessment – A handbook of models and measures. Washington, USA: American Psychological Association

This chapter presents a review on some of the most relevant theoretical debates and issues related to the assessment of positive emotions. At the same time, it presents information about the different assessment methods used in positive psychology research, along with the pros and cons of each of them in different studies. It is a helpful chapter for researchers who are trying to get a hold of “what’s out there” in terms of positive emotions’ assessment, especially since it leaves it to the reader to choose what fits the aims of the study best.

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