Positive Psychology

Serenity and Well-being

Maria Garozi - University of Stirling, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Apr
26
2017

Participants 18 years of age or older needed for a dissertation research study looking at whether serenity is important to people’s well-being. Participation will involve completing some questionnaires of serenity and well-being.

Understanding Well-being and Self-evaluations

Mia Vainio - University of Nottingham, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
May
2
2016

The aim of this study is to better understand how different aspects of well-being are related to each other across people, and how people evaluate themselves. The study has various well-being questionnaires to fill out requiring self-reflection of one’s everyday experience.

Effects of a Gratitude Intervention

Carmen Schultz and A/Prof John Malouff - University of New England, Australia.

Time to complete - 60 minutes.
Apr
18
2016

Participants need to be at least 18, and in a romantic relationship of at least 3 months. The study consists of a short questionnaire, an activity for you to complete over the following three weeks, and then another short questionnaire. Some will complete a follow up questionnaire 2 months later.

Attention, Mindfulness and Distraction by Thoughts and Emotions

Fabrice Parmentier - University of the Balearic Islands, Spain.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Dec
21
2015

Questionnaire study aiming to help us understand the relationship between attention, mindfulness, emotions, intrusive thoughts, worries. Complete our survey and get your personal psychological profile.

Purpose in Life and Wellbeing: The Relationship Between Life Purpose, Hopefulness, Self-Efficacy and Life Satisfaction In UK Students

Rebecca Tucker - University of Lincoln, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Nov
25
2015

This study’s purpose is to investigate whether a sense of life purpose, hope, self-efficacy and perceived adult status are significant predictors for increased wellbeing in UK students. You’ll be required to answer several questions about your outlook on life .

Couples Overcoming Stressful Life Events

Vidushi Khatri - Bond University, Australia.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Oct
25
2015

I am recruiting couples who have experienced a stressful life event(e.g. cheating, a job loss, wedding planning, birth of a child, illness, bereavement), in order to identify strategies that help couples cope with stress. Your participation in this study will require you and your partner to complete an online questionnaire.

To participate in this study you will need to be over the age of 18 years and should have been in a relationship (dating, married or de-facto) for over 3 months.

Trauma, Growth, and Spiritual Beliefs

Kaylyn Watterson, MS, and Dr Mark Leach - University of Louisville, USA.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Aug
28
2015

Trauma involves direct or indirect exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Trauma is stressful, but some people report positive change after trauma. This study examines how spiritual beliefs are involved in change.

The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Subjective Wellbeing

Olivia Eastman (Student) and Dr Adrian Tomyn - The Cairnmillar Institute, Australia.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Jul
22
2015

This study seeks to explore the link between emotional intelligence (EQ) and subjective wellbeing (SWB). Research shows EQ can be developed through education and training. Therefore, if EQ is found to be a predictive factor, it can potentially be used as a tool to increase SWB in at-risk individuals.

Personal Factors and Career Success

Rachael S. Clark - University of Cincinnati, USA.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Apr
24
2015

The purpose of this study is to learn about personal factors and career success.

Psychological Well-being and Problem Solving

Aleksandra Bujacz (coordinator), Alexandra Raluca Gatej, Sara Dunne, David Fink, Ebba Karlson, Veronica Ruberti and Marta Wronska - University of Glasgow, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Mar
5
2014

This study which aims to investigate the mechanisms of human well-being in a problem-solving context. It will require you to complete a number of questionnaires and one online task. It shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete in total.

Gratitude and Well-being

Lex Bazin - Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Jul
19
2012

Gratefulness has been linked to increased levels of well-being and life satisfaction, however, the mechanisms through which this occur are not yet fully understood. This study aims to bridge this gap in knowledge by investigating a number of factors through which gratefulness leads to emotional contentment.

Towards Psychological Health and Vitality: Psychological Flexibility, Basic Psychological Needs, Aspirations and Resilience

Sophie Gazla - Univerisity of West of England, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Jul
5
2012

This theoretically driven piece investigates the relationship between psycho-social components and processes affiliated with psychological health and well-being. The study explores the predictive power of psychological flexibility, psychological need satisfaction, goal and aspiration type, and resilience in relation to psychological well-being, vitality and life satisfaction.

Extremes of Subjective Passage of Time

Joshua Pritikin - University of Virginia, USA.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
May
23
2012

The purpose of the study is to learn more about the subjective passage of time. While actual time advances at a nearly constant rate, our subjective awareness of time passing can vary greatly

Goal Setting, Attainment and the Effects on Happiness

Catherine Engelbrecht - University of Abertay Dundee, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Oct
21
2011

The aim of this study is to examine what type of exercise goals individuals set for themselves and how individual differences such as personality and personal growth initiative influence goal type and attainment. Participants in this study will be requested to complete three online questionnaires over a four month period. However as a participant you get to choose how many times you want to take part in the study.

Attachment, Prosocial Behaviours and Rejection Sensitivity

Brie Sage and Tara De Paoli - Australian National University, Australia.

Time to complete - 45 minutes.
Aug
22
2011

The intent of this research study is to investigate how our relationships relate to our psychological well-being and everyday behaviour.

Applying time perspective to predict well-being: The role of gratitude

Glenn Surman and Dr Navjot Bhullar - University of Canberra, Australia.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
May
22
2011

The survey is part of an honours thesis in psychology being undertaken by Glenn Surman through the University of Canberra (Project Approval No. CEHR 11-36). The thesis aims to evaluate participant’s time perspective, levels of gratitude and how this affects well-being levels.

Leisure Activities and Coping

Heather Hall, M.A - California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, USA.

Time to complete - 45 minutes.
Apr
5
2011

Research study needs participants who are at least 18 and who use leisure activities such as movement or music as means of coping. You must have experienced a traumatic event within the last three years. Your responses may help us to better understand the process of recovery from trauma.

Behaving You Way to Happiness!

Kathryn Buchanan and Anat Bardi - Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
Mar
5
2011

This research examines behaviours that can increase happiness. You will be asked to behave in a certain way, daily for 7 days and to complete questionnaires along the way.   Although this experiment states two hours to complete. The questionnaires themselves should take less than 15 minutes to complete. The behaviours you are asked to do can take as much or as little time as you would like.

The News and You

Kathrny Buchanan and Dr Anat Bardi. - Royal Holloway - University of London.
Jan
4
2011

This study looks at the influence news stories can have on our feelings. Participants will view a news clip and complete measures of mood, personality and values.

The Development of Psychological Needs

Jia Wei Zhang and Ryan T. Howell - San Francisco State University
Sep
29
2010

The purpose of this research study is to better understand the important factors that lead to the development of psychological needs.

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