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Tov, W., Ng, W., & Kang, S.-H. (in press). The facets of meaningful experiences: An examination of purpose and coherence in meaningful and meaningless events. Journal of Positive Psychology. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2019.1689426

Tov, W., & Lee, H. W. (2016). A closer look at the hedonics of everyday meaning and satisfaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 585-609.

Tov, W., Nai, Z. L., & Lee, H. W. (2016). Extraversion and agreeableness: Divergent routes to daily satisfaction with social relationships. Journal of Personality, 84, 121-134.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.