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Penn Positive Psychology Center Online Research Program

Invitation to Participate

Want to Participate in Positive Psychology Research?

The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman, needs participants for our online research studies.

Participation in any of the studies is completely voluntary, and you may drop out of them at any time. These studies comply with university and U.S. government guidelines for the protection of human subjects and online privacy.

These studies may include one or more online questionnaires.

Select from Among Our Current Research Studies

Click on any study title for more information:

Daily Activities to Increase Positive Affect

Open to all adults who want to participate, 18 years or older.

Positive affect is known to increase many positive behavioral and cognitive outcomes. This study aims to develop a daily exercise that increases baseline positive affect. This study includes a 15-minute baseline survey, two weeks of surveys and exercises that take around five minutes each day, a 15-minute post-experiment survey, and a 15-minute follow-up survey two weeks after that. Please click on the link above to learn more and begin the study.

Two Week Positive Intervention Study for Increasing Well-Being

Open to all adults who would like to participate, age 18 and older.

Certain simple daily activities may help to improve individual well-being. This study is designed to test the effect that different activities can have on increasing well-being. The study begins with a survey that will take 10-15 minutes to complete, and you will receive instructions to complete over the next two weeks, and then return to complete follow up measures. All tasks can be done at home. Please click on the link above to learn more and begin the study.