M3EWB Publications

Affective Science Publication


Title Emotional well-being: What it is and why it matters

Abstract: Psychological aspects of well-being are increasingly recognized and studied as fundamental components of healthy human functioning. However, this body of work is fragmented, with many different conceptualizations and terms being used (e.g., subjective well-being, psychological well-being). We describe the development of a provisional conceptualization of this form of well-being, here termed emotional well-being (EWB), leveraging prior conceptual and theoretical approaches. Our developmental process included review of related concepts and definitions from multiple disciplines, engagement with subject matter experts, consideration of essential properties across definitions, and concept mapping. Our conceptualization provides insight into key strengths and gaps in existing perspectives on this form of well-being, setting a foundation for evaluating assessment approaches, enhancing our understanding of the causes and consequences of EWB, and, ultimately, developing effective intervention strategies that promote EWB. We argue that this foundation is essential for developing a more cohesive and informative body of work on EWB.

Citation: Park, C. L., Kubzansky, L. D., Chafouleas, S. M., Davidson, R. J.,Keltner, D., Parsafar, P., Conwell, Y., Martin, M. Y., Hanmer, J.,& Wang, K. H. (in press). Emotional well-being: What it is and why it matters. Affective Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42761-022-00163-0 PMC Journal - In Process

BMJ Open Publication

Title: Measuring emotional well-being through subjective report: a scoping review of reviews

Abstract: This scoping review of reviews aims to describe the current landscape of measures of emotional well-being (EWB).

Citation: Koslouski, J.B., Wilson-Mendenhall, C.D., Parsafar, P., Goldberg, S., Martin, M.Y., Chafouleas, S.M. (in press), Measuring emotional well-being through subjective report: a scoping review of reviews. BMJ Open.

Technical Report on Working Definition from APS 2022

Emotional well-being (EWB) is an essential concept of healthy human functioning. Due to its varied use, however, EWB is difficult to define and integrate across disciplines. This technical report presents the thoughts and opinions of psychologists surveyed at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention on the working definition of EWB created by the U24 EWB Research Network.

APS-Survey-Results Technical Report