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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, headed by Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman, needs you 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 all comply with university and U.S. government guidelines for the protection of human subjects and of your online privacy.

These studies may include multiple questionnaires and repeat visits, with possible assignments between visits to the web site. You'll be notified by email whenever your continuing participation in the study is needed.

Select from Among Our Current Research Studies

Click on any study title for more information:

Intervention Study for Raising Well-Being After the Loss of a Loved One

Open to adults, age 18 and older, who live in/near Philadelphia, PA, USA

Have you lost a loved one? Do you want to raise your well-being? We are seeking adults who have suffered the loss of a loved one within the last three years. The goal of our research is to test two new intervention programs intended to help people move forward and raise their well-being after a personal loss. Please click on the link above to learn more.

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.