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Salud & Sociedad: investigaciones en psicologia de la salud y psicologia social

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CONCHA, Daniela et al. Cognitive biases and their relationship with subjective well-being. Salud & Sociedad [online]. 2012, vol.3, n.2, pp. 115-129. ISSN 0718-7475.

Some approaches in psychology suggest that well-being is linked to a correct and accurate view of social reality. However, many studies have consistently shown that, in order to protect their positive image of themselves, people tend to analyze social information in a biased manner. Given this apparent contradiction, the present study examined the relationship between a series of measures associated with these cognitive biases and subjective well-being. The results indicated significant correlations between different cognitive biases and well-being measures. These results demonstrate that people bias social information in different ways, and that this type of thinking is associated with increased personal happiness. Implications of these results for both theory and practice in psychology are discussed

Palavras-chave : Subjective well-being; Cognitive biases.

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