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Although single-occasion self-reports of SWB have a degree of validity, and interesting conclusions have emerged from studies using them, the artifacts mentioned above suggest caution. For this reason, in the future researchers should more frequently combine other types of measures with one-time scales. Although based on selfreport, the naturalistic ESM can circumvent some memory and other biases that occur in more global reports. Because people are randomly signaled at many points in time and their moods in their natural life settings are recorded, a more fine-grained record of their experience of well-being is obtained.

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