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Livability Theory

Veenhoven, Ruut;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Country: Netherlands
__Assumptions__ Livability theory involves the following six key assumptions: 1. Like all animals, humans have innate needs, such as for food, safety, and companionship. 2. Gratification of needs manifests in hedonic experience. 3. Hedonic experience determines how much we like the life we live (happiness). Hence, happiness depends on need gratification. 4.Need gratification depends on both external living conditions and inner abilities to use these. Hence, bad living conditions will reduce happiness, in particular when its demands exceed human capabilities. 5. Societies are systems for meeting human needs, but not all societies do that job equally well. Consequ...
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