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.
Click on any study title for more information:InnerWriter: An Online Creative Writing Intervention
Open to all adult native English speakers interested in creative writing (no experience required), age 18 and older.
We are recruiting participants to take part in a voluntary research study investigating the effectiveness of InnerWriter, a new online creative writing intervention designed to help writers discover, understand, and utilize their most valued reasons for writing. Following completion of this 20-30 minute online intervention, participants will receive a personalized Writing Profile. Participants will be entered in a raffle with a 1 in 25 chance of winning a $50 amazon.com giftcard (giftcards only valid for amazon.com, not amazon sites from other countries). 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.Friendship and Well-Being Study
Open to all who wish to participate
Few studies have looked at the relationship between friendship patterns and well-being among adults. In this study, you can help us understand how the friendship patterns people have relate to their well-being. All participants may request the contact person for details of the results upon the completion of this study. Click on the above link to enter the study.