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The Science of Well-Being$
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Felicia A. Huppert, Nick Baylis, and Barry Keverne

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567523

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.001.0001

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Good work: its nature, its nurture

Good work: its nature, its nurture

(p.342) (p.343) Chapter 13 Good work: its nature, its nurture
The Science of Well-Being

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Howard Gardner

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This chapter studies the psychology of work, specifically, how positive psychology can be used to create an accurate measure of well-being attached to the fulfilment that good work provides an individual with. The findings of the GoodWork project (GWP) are discussed throughout the chapter, which opens with a description of the challenging aspects of modern-day work and the stresses that accompany the rewards of a job done well. Factors influencing work performance are divided into two areas – individual and social – and include family, religious and spiritual values, collaboration with peers and colleagues, and authority figures and mentors. A confluence of all these factors and an alignment in the goals of various interest groups enable the achievement of good work. Another section deals with the negative impact of a capitalistic market economy on work productivity and ethics across various professions in the United States, with the exception of philanthropy.

Keywords:   work, GoodWork project, positive psychology, well-being

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