International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology

Eudaimonia versus Hedonia: What Is the Difference? And Is It Real?

Veronika Huta, Ph.D

Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa

Abstract

In this article, I have decided not to report on a specific program of research from my lab but rather to discuss the nature of eudaimonia more generally. Over the last couple of years, I have been trying to integrate the psychological literature on eudaimonia. This conference is more deeply theoretical than most, so it is the ideal venue for this kind of discussion.

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