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Dr Araki publishes an article on happiness and unhappiness.

11 September 2023

Dr Araki’s new paper “The Societal Determinants of Happiness and Unhappiness: Evidence From 152 Countries Over 15 Years” has been published in Social Psychological and Personality Science ( In this article, using the macro data for 152 countries over 15 years, Dr Araki shows how societal-level conditions (e.g., macroeconomy, social support, generosity, and freedom) are collectively associated with people’s happiness and unhappiness. Based on the analysis results, he also emphasises the importance of advancing the “socioeconomics of (un)happiness” as an interdisciplinary research field.

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