Track Your Happiness aims to use the latest in science and technology to help you better understand the causes of your own happiness. Using this site, you can track your personal happiness and find out what factors are associated with greater happiness. By doing this, you will be contributing to scientific research that could one day benefit everyone.
Here’s how it works:
When you start, you’ll get daily notifications and be asked some questions about your experiences at that moment. The idea is that by measuring your experience at many individual moments, you’ll get an accurate picture of your life and what determines your happiness.
Daily questionnaires will take less than a minute. This is the active period of the study.
Once your initial happiness patterns are identified, you will receive less frequent notifications. These weekly questionnaires will take less than ten minutes. This is the monitoring period of the study.
Before you start, you will need to give consent to participate in a research study. This is a standard practice to meet the ethical standards of university research projects. You can decide to stop at any time.
This study is being undertaken by Matt Killingsworth of the University of California, San Francisco.
Want to take part? Download the free app to get started by visiting their website here.