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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:

What World Do You Live in? Take this One-Time Survey

Open to everyone who would like to participate, age 18 and older, who lives in the United States or U.S. territory.

Explore your most basic views on life. This survey is the first step in a landmark research initiative to understand how individuals see reality. It takes about 20-25 minutes to complete. Our end goal is to use this research to help us understand ourselves better and improve lives. 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.