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  • Lucas, R. E.

    Personality and the pursuit of happiness

    2007, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1: 168-182
  • Kobau, R., Sniezek, J., Zack, M. M., Lucas, R. E., & Burns, A.

    Well-being assessment: An evaluation of well-being scales for public health and population estimates of well-being among US adults

    2010, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, 2: 272-297
  • Luhmann, M., Hofmann, W., Eid, M., & Lucas, R. E.

    Subjective well-being and adaptation to life events: A meta-analysis

    2012, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102: 592-615
  • Lucas, R. E., & Brent Donnellan, M.

    Estimating the reliability of single-item life satisfaction measures: Results from four national panel studies

    2012, Social Indicators Research, 105: 323-331
  • Anusic, I., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.

    Cross-sectional age differences in personality: Evidence from nationally representative samples from Switzerland and the United States

    2012, Journal of Research in Personality, 46: 116-120
  • Donnellan, M. B., Kenny, D. A., Trzesniewski, K. H., Lucas, R. E., & Conger, R. D.

    Using trait-state models to evaluate the longitudinal consistency of global self-esteem from adolescence to adulthood

    2012, Journal of Research in Personality, 46: 534-645
  • Yap, S., Anusic, I., & Lucas, R.E.

    Does personality moderate reaction and adaptation to major life events? Evidence from the British Household Panel Study

    2012, Journal of Research in Personality, 46: 477-488
  • Anusic, I., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.

    Dependability of personality, life satisfaction, and affect in short-term longitudinal data

    2012, Journal of Personality, 80: 33-58
  • Wortman, J., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.

    Stability and Change in the Big Five Personality Domains: Evidence From a Longitudinal Study of Australians

    2012, Psychology and Aging, 27: 867-874
  • McAdams, K., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.

    The role of domain satisfaction in explaining the paradoxical association between life satisfaction and age

    2012, Social Indicators Research, 109: 295-303
  • Lucas, R. E. & Donnellan, M. B.

    Personality development across the life span: Longitudinal analyses with a national sample from Germany

    2011, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101: 847-861
  • Lawless, N. M. & Lucas, R. E.

    Predictors of regional well-being: A county-level analysis

    2011, Social Indicators Research, 101: 341-357
  • Baird, B. M. & Lucas, R. E.

    . . . . and how about now? Effects of item redundancy on contextualized self-reports of personality

    2011, Journal of Personality, 79: 1081-1112
  • Hoerger, M., Quirk, S. W., Lucas, R. E., & Carr, T. H.

    Cognitive determinants of affective forecasting errors

    2010, Judgment and Decision Making, 5: 365-373
  • Schimmack, U. & Lucas, R. E.

    Environmental influences on well-being: A dyadic latent panel analysis of spousal similarity

    2010, Social Indicators Research, 98: 1-21
  • Oishi, S., Diener, E., & Lucas, R. E.

    Optimal level of well-being: Can people be too happy?

    2007, Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2: 346-360
  • Dyrdal, G. M. & Lucas, R. E.

    Reaction and adaptation to the birth of a child: A couple-level analysis

    2013, Developmental Psychology, 49: 749-761
  • Lucas. R.

    Adaptation and the Set-Point Model of Subjective Well-Being: Does Happiness Change after Major Life Events?

    2007
  • Lucas, R.

    Long-term disability is associated with lasting changes in subjective well-being: Evidence from two nationally representative longitudinal studies

    2007
  • Baird, B. M., Le K., & Lucas, R. E.

    On the nature of intraindividual personality variability: Reliability, validity, and associations with well-being

    2006, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90: 512-527
  • Lucas, R. E. & Clark, A. E.

    Do people really adapt to marriage?

    2006, Journal of Happiness Studies, 7: 405-426
  • Donnellan, M.B., Oswald, F.L., Baird, B.M., & Lucas, R.E.

    The mini-IPIP scales: Tiny-yet-effective measures of the Big Five factors of personality

    2006, Psychological Assessment, 18: 192-203
  • Diener, E., Lucas, R. E., & Scollon, C. N.

    Beyond the hedonic treadmill: Revisions to the adaptation theory of well-being

    2006, American Psychologist, 61: 305-314
  • Lucas, R. E. & Dyrenforth P. S.

    Does the existence of social relationships matter for subjective well-being?

    2006, In K.D. Vohs & E. J. Finkel (Eds.). Self and relationships: Connecting intrapersonal and interpersonal processes. New York, NY: Guilford Press
  • Lucas, R. E

    Time does not heal all wounds. A longitudinal study of reaction and adaptation to divorce

    2005, Psychological Science, 16: 945-950
  • Lucas, R. E. & Baird, B. M.

    Extraversion and emotional reactivity

    2004, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86: 473-485
  • Lucas, R. E., Clark, A. E., Georgellis, Y., & Diener, E.

    Unemployment alters the set point for life satisfaction

    2004, Psychological Science, 15: 8-13
  • Lucas, R.

    Reexamining Adaptation and the Set Point Model of Happiness: Reactions to Changes in Marital Status

    2003
  • Lucas, R. E., Diener, E., Grob, A., Suh, E. M., & Shao, L.

    Cross-cultural evidence for the fundamental features of extraversion

    2001, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79: 452-468
  • Lucas, R. E., & Diener, E

    Understanding extraverts’ enjoyment of social situations: The importance of pleasantness

    2001, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81: 343-356
  • Lucas, R.

    Does life seem better on a sunny day? Examining the association between daily weather conditions and life satisfaction judgments

    2013, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104: 872-884
  • Luhmann, M., Lucas, R. E., Eid, M., & Diener, E.

    The prospective effect of life satisfaction on life events

    2013, Social Psychology and Personality Science, 4: 39-45
  • Cheung, F. & Lucas, R. E.

    When does money matter most? Examining the association between income and life satisfaction over the life course

    2015, Psychology and Aging, 30: 120-135
  • Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. E., & Cesario, J.

    Warm water and loneliness redux: Rejoinder to Shalev and Bargh (2014) study 1

    2015, Emotion, 15: 124-127
  • Diener, E., Kesebir, P., & Lucas, R. E.

    Benefits of accounts of well-being—For Societies and for Psychological Science

    2008, Applied Psychology, 57: 37-53
  • Baird, B. M., Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.

    Life satisfaction across the lifespan: Findings from two nationally representative panel studies

    2010, Social Indicators Research, 99: 183-203
  • Dyrenforth, P. S., Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Lucas, R. E.

    Predicting relationship and life satisfaction from personality in nationally representative samples from three countries: The relative importance of actor, partner, and similarity effects

    2010, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99: 690-702
  • Lucas, R. E. & Schimmack, U.

    Income and well-being. How big is the gap between the rich and the poor?

    2009, Journal of Research in Personalit, 43: 75-78
  • Lucas, R. E., & Donnellan, M. B.

    If the person-situation debate is really over, why does it still generate so much negative affect?

    2009, Journal of Research in Personality, 43: 146-149
  • Lucas, R. E. & Donnellan, M. B.

    Age Differences in Personality: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Australian Sample

    2009, Developmental Psychology, 45: 1353-1363
  • Martel, M., Nigg, J., & Lucas, R. E.

    Trait mechanisms in youth with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

    2008, Journal of Research in Personality, 42: 895-913
  • Lucas, R. E., Le, K., & Dyrenforth, P. E.

    Explaining the extraversion/positive affect relation: Sociability cannot account for extraverts’ greater happiness

    2008, Journal of Personality, 76: 385-414
  • Donnellan, M. B., & Lucas, R. E.

    Age differences in the Big Five across the life span: Evidence from two national samples

    2008, Psychology and Aging, 23: 558-566
  • Donnellan, M. B. & Lucas, R. E.

    Age differences in the Big Five across the life span: Evidence from two national samples

    2008, Psychology and Aging, 23: 558-566
  • Cheung, F. & Lucas, R. E.

    Income inequality is associated with stronger social comparison effects: The effect of relative income on life satisfaction

    2016, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110: 332-341
  • Wortman, J. & Lucas, R. E.

    Spousal similarity in life satisfaction before and after divorce

    2016, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Anusic, I., Lucas, R. E. & Donnellan, M. B.

    The validity of the day reconstruction method in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study

    2016, Social Indicators Research
  • Diener, E., Oishi, S., & Lucas, R. E.

    National accounts of subjective well-being

    2015, American Psychologist, 70: 234-242
  • Anusic, I. & Lucas, R. E.

    Do social relationships buffer the effects of widowhood? A prospective study of adaptation to the loss of a spouse

    2014, Journal of Personality, 82: 367-378
  • Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. E., & Cesario, J.

    On the association between loneliness and bathing habits: Nine replications of Bargh and Shalev (2012) Study 1

    2015, Emotion, 15: 109-119
  • Kushlev, K., Dunn, E. W., & Lucas, R. E.

    Higher income is associated with less sadness but not more daily happiness

    2015, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6: 483-489
  • Lucas, R. E. & Diener, E.

    Personality and subjective well-being: Current issues and controversies. In M. L. Cooper & R. J. Larsen (Eds

    2015, Handbook of Personality and Indivdiual Differences. Washington, DC: APA.
  • Lynott, D., Corker, K. S., Wortman, J., Connell, L., Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. E., & O'Brien, K.

    Replication of “Experiencing physical warmth promotes interpersonal warmth” by Williams & Bargh (2008)

    2014, Journal of Social Psychology, 45: 216-222
  • Lucas, R. E.

    Life satisfaction of U.S. Counties predicts population growth

    2014, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5: 383-388
  • Donnellan, M. B. & Lucas, R. E.

    Secondary analysis of datasets in multicultural Research. In Leong, F. (Ed.)

    2016, APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology 161-175
  • Yap, S. C. Y., Anusic, I., Donnellan, M. B., & Lucas, R. E

    Self-informant agreement of ethnic identity

    2014, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5: 1-8
  • Corker, K. S., Lynott, D., Wortman, J., Connell, L., Donnellan, M. B., Lucas, R. E., & O'Brien, K.

    High quality replications matter: Response to Williams

    2014, Journal of Social Psychology, 45: 324
  • Cheung, F. & Lucas, R. E.

    Assessing the validity of single-item life satisfaction measures: Results from three large samples

    2014, Quality of Life Research, 23: 2809-2818
  • Yap, S. C. Y., Anusic, I, & Lucas, R. E.

    Does happiness change? Evidence from longitudinal studies

    2014, In K. M. Sheldon, & R. E. Lucas (Eds.), Stability of Happiness: Theories and Evidence on Whether Happiness Can Change, New York: Elsevier 127-145
  • Anusic, I., *Yap, S. C. Y., & Lucas, R. E.

    Does personality moderate reaction and adaptation to major life events? Analysis of life satisfaction and affect in an Australian national sample

    2014, Journal of Research in Personality, 51: 69-77
  • Luhmann, M., Orth, U., Specht, J., Kandler, C., & Lucas, R. E.

    Studying changes in life circumstances and personality: It's about time

    2014, European Journal of Personality, 28: 256-266
  • Wortman, J., Donnellan, M. B., & Lucas, R. E

    Can physical warmth (or coldness) predict trait loneliness? A replication of Bargh and Shalev

    2014, Archives of Scientific Psychology, 2: 13-19
  • Anusic, I., *Yap, S. Y., & Lucas, R. E.

    Testing set-point theory in a Swiss National Sample: Reaction and Adaptation to Major Life Events”

    2014, Social Indicators Researc, 119: 1265-1288
  • Lucas, R. E., & Fujita, F.

    Factors influencing the relation between extraversion and pleasant affect.

    2001, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79: 1039-1056