Note to Journalists
Before contacting Dr. Diener for an interview, please read a few of his papers to famiarize yourself with his work. These papers are available at this web site.
Dr. Diener's research is at the basic scientific level. Thus, much of his work is technical and is therefore not readily translatable into "how to be happy." Dr. Diener is willing to discuss what he does know about happiness, but is unwilling to make conjectures about questions about which he does not have data.
If you are hoping to discuss questions of subjective well-being with Dr. Diener, please allow sufficient time to make arrangements. Short deadline interviews are difficult to accomodate.