Acacia Parks is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hiram College. Her research asks how people can most effectively improve their happiness with a focus on self-help methods for increasing happiness via books, smartphones, and the World Wide Web. She is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Positive Psychology and has edited three scholarly books. For her list of publications, see her Hiram College web page. Acacia's articles are here.
March 17, 2014: The study is now full and no longer accepting applicants.Interested in contributing to a study on happiness? A team of researchers from Hiram College is currently recruiting participants for a study evaluating two online happiness programs.
Both online programs were designed based on principles of positive psychology, including gratitude, savoring, and empathy. By participating in the study, you’ll learn how to boost your happiness over the course of six weeks. You will also receive feedback from various happiness assessments.
You can enroll in the study using this link:
As soon as you fill out the consent questionnaire, you will be given access to a happiness program. You will be sent a weekly assessment, but are free to complete the program on your own time in the comfort of your home over the next six weeks. Follow up surveys will be sent at the end of the program and again six weeks later. At the end of the study you will be sent the other happiness program for free!
Froh, J. & Parks, A. (2012). Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors. American Psychological Association.
Parks, A. (2013). Positive Psychology in Higher Education. Routledge.
Schueller, S. & Parks, A. (2014). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions. Wiley-Blackwell.
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