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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.


Liu, P., Tov, W., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. J., & Qiu, L. (2015). Do Facebook status updates reflect subjective well-being? Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18, 373-379.

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.

Wood, D., Tov, W., & Costello, C. (2015). What a _____ thing to do! Formally characterizing actions by their expected effects. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 953-976.


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.