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Featured Studies
Importance of Happiness Survey:
How much will you sacrifice for more happiness?
36 questions
A 2-week Gratitude Intervention:
Can recalling grateful events increase your happiness? Note: only people who register with FB can take this study
About 5 minutes nightly for two weeks
The Big Five personality test:
How do you score on the five fundamental dimensions of personality?
29 questions
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