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Tov, W., Nai, Z. L., & Lee, H. W. (in press). Extraversion and agreeableness: Divergent routes to daily satisfaction with social relationships. Journal of Personality.

Wood, D., Tov, W., & Costello, C. (in press). What a _____ thing to do! Formally characterizing actions by their expected effects. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.


Saucier, G., Kenner, J., Iurino, K., Bou Malham, P., Chen, Z., Thalmayer, A. G., Kemmelmeier, M., Tov, W., ... Altschul, C. (2015). Cross-cultural differences in a global 'Survey of World Views'. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 53-70.


Lin, H., Tov, W., & Qiu, L. (2014). Emotional disclosure on social networking sites: The role of network structure and psychological needs. Computers in Human Behavior, 41, 342-350.

Tov, W., & Koh, K. (2014). Extraverts categorize their daily experiences by specific social relationships. Journal of Research in Personality, 54, 13-19.


Li, N. P., Yong, J. C., Tov, W., Sng, O., Fletcher, G. J. O., Valentine, K. A., Jiang, Y. F., Balliet, D. (2013). Mate preferences do predict attraction and choices in the early stages of mate selection. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 757-776.

Tov, W., & Au, E. W. M. (2013). Comparing well-being across nations: Conceptual and empirical issues. In I. Boniwell, S. David, & A. Conley (Eds.), Oxford handbook of happiness (pp. 448-464). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Tov, W., & Diener, E. (2013). Subjective wellbeing. In K. D. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology (pp. 1239-1245). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Tov, W., Ng, K. L., Lin, H., & Qiu, L. (2013). Detecting well-being via computerized content analysis of brief diary entries. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1069-1078.


Diener, E., & Tov, W. (2012). National accounts of well-being. In K. C. Land, A. C. Michalos, & M. J. Sirgy (Eds.), Handbook of social indicators and quality of life research (pp. 137-156). New York, NY: Springer.

Qiu, L., Lin, H., Leung, A. K.-y., & Tov, W. (2012). Putting their best foot forward: Emotional disclosure on Facebook. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15, 569-572.

Scollon, C. N., & Tov, W. (2012). Cultural similarities and differences in the conceptualization of emotion. In P. A. Wilson (Ed.), Łódź Studies in Language: Vol. 27. Dynamicity in emotion concepts (pp. 235-252). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.

Tov, W. (2012). Daily experiences and well-being: Do memories of events matter? Cognition and Emotion, 26, 1371-1389.

Tov, W., & Scollon, C. N. (2012). Cross-cultural research. In M. R. Mehl & T. S. Conner (Eds.), Handbook of research methods for studying daily life (pp. 539-552). New York, NY: Guilford.


Kim, Y. H., & Tov, W. (2011). Cultural processes underlying subjective well-being. In A. K-y. Leung, C-y. Chiu, & Y-y. Hong (Eds.), Cultural processes: A social psychological perspective (pp. 154-171). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Li, N. P., Patel, L., Balliet, D., Tov, W., & Scollon, C. N. (2011). The incompatibility of materialism and wanting children: Psychological insights into the fertility discrepancy among modern countries. Social Indicators Research, 101, 391-404.


Diener, E., Kahneman, D., Tov, W., & Arora, R. (2010). Income's association with judgments of life versus feelings. In E. Diener, D. Kahneman, & J. F., Helliwell (Eds.), International differences in well-being (pp. 3-15). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi, D., Oishi, S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2010). New well-being measures: Short scales to assess flourishing and positive and negative feelings. Social Indicators Research, 97, 143-156.

Kim, Y.H., Chiu, C.-y., Peng, S., Cai, H., & Tov, W. (2010). Explaining East-West differences in the likelihood of making favorable self-evaluation: The role of evaluation apprehension and directness of expression. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41, 62-75.


Diener, E., Kahneman, D., Arora, R., Harter, J., & Tov, W. (2009). Income's differential influence on judgments of life versus affective well-being. In E. Diener (Ed.), Assessing well-being: The collected works of Ed Diener (pp. 233-245). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Diener, E., Kesebir, P., & Tov, W. (2009). Happiness. In M. R. Leary & R. H. Hoyle (Eds.), Handbook of individual differences in social behavior (pp. 147-160). New York, NY: Guilford.

Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Biswas-Diener, R., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi, D., & Oishi, S. (2009). New measures of well-being. In E. Diener (Ed.), Assessing well-being: The collected works of Ed Diener (pp. 247-266). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Diener, E., & Tov, W. (2009). Well-being on Planet Earth. Psychological Topics, 18, 213-219.

Tov, W., Diener, E., Ng, W., Kesebir, P., & Harter, J. (2009). The social and economic context of peace and happiness. In R. S. Wyer, C-y. Chiu, & Y-y. Hong (Eds.), Understanding culture: Theory, research, and application (pp. 239-258). New York, NY: Psychology Press.


Diener, E., Ng, W., & Tov, W. (2008). Balance in life and declining marginal utility of diverse resources. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 3, 277-291.

Tov, W., & Diener, E. (2008). The well-being of nations: Linking together trust, cooperation, and democracy. In B.A. Sullivan, M. Snyder, & J.L. Sullivan (Eds.), Cooperation: The political psychology of effective human interaction (pp. 323-342). Malden, M.A.: Blackwell.


Le, T.N., Tov, W., & Taylor, J. (2007). Religiousness and depressive symptoms in five ethnic adolescent groups. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 17, 209-232.

Diener, E., & Tov, W. (2007). Subjective well-being and peace. Journal of Social Issues, 63, 421-440.

Tov, W., & Diener, E. (2007). Culture and subjective well-being. In S. Kitayama & D. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of cultural psychology (pp. 691-713). New York, NY: Guilford.