Schimmack, Ulrich

ProfessorPsychology

Contact Information

Phone: 
905-828-5369
Room: 
DH 4014
Mailing Address: 
3359 Mississauga Road N.
City: 
Mississauga
Province: 
Ontario
Postal Code: 
L5L 1C6
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Area of Research

The main aim of my research is to contribute to the scientific understand of happiness. The ultimate goal is to develop a causal theory of happiness that can be used to predict the impact of personal and societal changes on happiness (cf. Kahneman, Schwarz, & Diener, 1999, “Well-Being: The foundations of hedonic psychology”). The scientific term for happiness is subjective well-being (SWB). SWB has a cognitive and an affective component. The cognitive component is assessed with life-satisfaction judgments (“I am satisfied with my life.) The affective component is based on the amount of pleasant and unpleasant experiences in people’s lives.

 

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Education: 
B.A. (Free University of Berlin)
M.A. (Free University of Berlin)
Ph. D. (Free University of Berlin)