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Invitation to Participate in an Online Happiness Study – Study Full

written by Acacia Parks 26 February 2014

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.

Happiness Leap


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:

Happiness Research Study

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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Yami 28 February 2014 - 10:47 pm

Thank you!!!!!!!!!

robin 3 March 2014 - 11:49 am

I have tried multiple times to get beyond the email sign in, to your consent agreement, but it immediately goes to “Thanks for taking the survey”. It could well be due to my old browser or possibly an issue on your website. HELP. Thanks.

mking 15 March 2014 - 6:31 pm

yes put me in your happiness project.

Gabriella Mee 27 March 2014 - 11:02 am

Hi I am also conducting a piece of research around positive psychology for my dissertation. The aim of the research is to increase happiness levels in participants through the use of positive psychology interventions.

If anyone would be interested the link is below its two week research task.
Also would anyone know anywhere else I can recruit participants?

You will be requested to complete a questionnaire around happiness and then I will email you a positive psychology intervention which you will need to complete as instructed (usually completing a short task at the end of each day). The research will last two weeks and you will be prompted to complete the questionnaire again after one week and again at the end of the two weeks.



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