Book Review: “Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: the Role of Heritability and Genes in Positive Psychology”

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2020.1.21

Keywords:

positive psychology, psychological well-being, heritability, molecular genetics, psychogenetics

Abstract

The review contains basic ideas and findings expressed in the Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: the Role of Heritability and Genes in Positive Psychology. The text overviews the existing achievements in studying the heritability of psychological well-being, more precisely genetic factors that determine happiness and human positive emotions. The book familiarizes the reader with the results of the studies based on psychogenic and molecular genetics methods and challenges in this area as well as perspectives for future research.

Author Biography

Alexandra A. Balova, National Research University Higher School of Economics

  • National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
    • 1st year student, Master's Degree Program “Comparative Social Research”, Faculty of Social Sciences

Published

2020-02-24