Bienestar subjetivo en la vida adulta y en la vejez: hacia una psicología positiva ; en América Latina

Revista latinoamericana de psicología (Impact Factor: 0.64). 01/2002;
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ABSTRACT Este artículo se centra en una perspectiva positiva de la psicología, para analizar el bienestar subjetivo durante la adultez y la vejez. Revisa diversas concepciones, indicadores y correlatos, tanto sociodemográficos, como socioculturales del bienestar subjetivo; presenta alternativas de evaluación del mismo, e investigaciones internacionales y, sobre todo, brasileñas sobre el particular. Hace énfasis en procesos psicológicos asociados con el funcionamiento del self (sí mismo) como regulador, mediador y motivador del bienestar subjetivo. Finalmente, aboga por invertir esfuerzos en la investigación sistemática del bienestar subjetivo y del bienestar psicológico, con el ánimo de conocer su efecto sobre los procesos de adaptación de las personas durante el ciclo vital.

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