Promotion of Flourishing

Promotion of Flourishing

The promotion of flourishing project seeks to (i) develop and evaluate the properties of a new measure of human flourishing drawing upon happiness and life satisfaction, mental and physical health, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, and close social relationships, (ii) evaluate major determinants of flourishing thus conceived, and (iii) promote policy and research aimed at the promotion of human flourishing. The flourishing project aims to encourage the measurement and tracking of these various aspects of flourishing in workplace, medical, educational, and governmental settings. It will also gather, compare, and evaluate various philosophical and theological traditions on human flourishing and well-being, while serving as an umbrella for the other research projects of the program.

Publications on the Promotion of Flourishing

VanderWeele, T.J. (2020). Activities for flourishing: an evidence-based guide. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, in press.

VanderWeele, T.J., Chen. Y., Long, K.N., Kim, E.S., Trudel-Fitzgerald, C., Kubzansky, L.D. (2020). Positive epidemiology? Epidemiology, 31:189-193.

VanderWeele, T.J., Trudel-Fitzgerald, C., Allin, P., Farrelly, C., Fletcher, G., Frederick, D.E., Hall, J., Helliwell, J.F., Kim, E.S., Lauinger, W.A., Lee, M.T., Lyubomirsky, S., Margolis, S., McNeely, E., Messer, N., Tay, L., Viswanath, V., Węziak-Białowolska, D.,  Kubzansky, L.D. (2020). Current recommendations on the selection of measures for well-being. Preventive Medicine, in press.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2019). Measures of community well-being: a template. International Journal of Community Well-Being, 2:253-275.

VanderWeele, T.J., McNeely, E., and Koh, H.K. (2019). Reimagining health: flourishing. Journal of the American Medical Association, 321(17):1667-1668.

Węziak-Białowolska, D., McNeely, E., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2019). Human flourishing in cross cultural settings: evidence from the US, China, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Mexico. Frontiers in Psychology, 10 (Article 1269): 1-13.

Węziak-Białowolska, D., McNeely, E., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2019). Flourish index and secure flourish index – validation in workplace settings. Cogent Psychology, 6 (1598926): 1-10.

Trudel-Fitzgerald, C., Millstein, R., von Hippel, C., Howe, R., Tomasso, L. P., Wagner, G., & VanderWeele, T.J. (2019). Psychological well-being as part of the public health debate? Insight into dimensions, interventions, and policy. BMC Public Health, 15;9(12):e033697.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Discussion of: "New statistics for old? - measuring the wellbeing of the UK." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 180:38-39.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). On the promotion of human flourishing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 31:8148-8156.

Other Well-Being Research

Kim, E.S., Whillans, A.V., Lee, M.T., Chen, Y., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2020).  Volunteering and subsequent health and well-being in older adults: an outcome-wide longitudinal approach. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, in press.

Long, K.N.G., Kim, E.S., Chen, Y., Wilson, M.F., Worthington, E.L., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2020). The role of hope in subsequent health and well-being for older adults: an outcome-wide longitudinal approach. Global Epidemiology, in press.

Lee, M.T., Weziak-Bialowolska, D., Mooney, K.D., Lerner, P.J., McNeely, E., VanderWeele, T.J. (2020). Self-assessed importance of domains of flourishing: demographics and correlations with well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology, in press.

Białowolska, P., Węziak-Białowolska, D., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2019). The impact of savings and credit on health and health behaviours: an outcome wide longitudinal approach. International Journal of Public Health, 64:573-584.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2019). Suffering and response: directions in empirical research. Social Science and Medicine, 224:58-66.

Lee, M.T. (2019). Promoting human flourishing beyond foundational concerns. Humanistic Management Journal, 4:235–237.

Li, S., Hagan, K., Grodstein, F., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Social integration and healthy aging among U.S. women. Preventive Medicine Reports, 9:144-148.