Participate In The Positive
Psychology Experiment

At HIGH5, we are dedicated to advancing the research in the field of positive psychology to understand positive effects of following the strengths-based lifestyle. Our research team continuously runs experiments that are aimed at improving one’s psychological well-being and life satisfaction.

 

As most of the experiments have randomised control design, there is no 100% guarantee of a positive effect either on your well-being or any other aspect of your life. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you will be able to withdraw it at any time.

 

You can register for the current experiment by filling the form below. The registration form will take about 20 minutes of your time. You will be given a daily activity to do for 14 days. It won’t take more than 10 minutes of your time every day. After 14 days, we will reach out to you to evaluate the results of the experiment.

Please double-check your email address as it will be the primary means of communication during the experiment
NeverOnce or twiceAbout once a week2-3 times a weekAlmost every dayEvery day
happy
interested in life
satisfied with life
that you had something important to contribute to society
that you belonged to a community (like a social group, school, neighborhood, etc.)
that our society is a good place, or is becoming a better place, for all people
that people are basically good
that the way our society works made sense to you
that you liked most parts of your personality
good at managing the responsibilities of your daily life
that you had warm and trusting relationships with others
that you had experiences that challenged you to grow and become a better person
confident to think or express your own ideas and opinions
that your life has a sense of direction or meaning to it
Almost neverRarelyOccasionallySometimesFrequentlyUsuallyAlmost always
This organisation uses my strengths
This organisation allows me to do my job in a manner that best suits my strong points
This organisation gives me the opportunity to do what I am good at
This organisation allows me to use my talents
This organisation ensures that my strengths are aligned with my job tasks
This organisation makes the most of my talents
This organisation applies my strong points
This organisation focuses on what I am good at
NeverAlmost NeverRarelySometimesOftenVery OftenAlways
At my work, I feel bursting with energy
At my job, I feel strong and vigorous.
I am enthusiastic about my job.
My job inspires me.
When I get up in the morning, I feel like going to work.
I feel happy when I am working intensely.
I am proud of the work that I do.
I am immersed in my work.
I get carried away when I am working.

Strongly disagreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeAgreeStrongly agree
If I should find myself in a jam, I could think of many ways to get out of it
Right now, I see myself as being pretty successful.
I can think of many ways to reach my current goals.
I am looking forward to the life ahead of me.
The future holds a lot of good in store for me.
Overall, I expect more good things to happen to me than bad.
Sometimes I make myself do things whether I want to or not.
When I’m in a difficult situation, I can usually find my way out of it.
It’s okay if there are people who don’t like me.
I am confident that I could deal efficiently with unexpected events.
I can solve most problems if I invest the necessary effort.
I can remain calm when facing difficulties because I can rely on my coping abilities.

Out of the list below, please select your top 5 signature strengths according to the VIA Character Strengths Survey. If you would like to take the VIA Character Strengths Survey, you can do it here at no extra cost: https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register 

  • Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence:
    You notice the beauty and excellence around you; you are often awe-struck by beauty, greatness, and/or the moral goodness you witness; you are often filled with wonder
  • Bravery:
    You face your fears and overcome challenges and adversity; you stand up for what is right; you do not shrink in the face of pain or inner tension or turmoil.
  • Creativity:
    You are viewed as a creative person; you see, do, and/or create things that are of use; you think of unique ways to solve problems and be productive.
  • Curiosity:
    You are an explorer; you seek novelty; you are interested in new activities, ideas, and people; you are open to new experiences.
  • Fairness:
    You believe strongly in an equal and just opportunity for all; you don’t let personal feelings bias your decisions about others; you treat people the way you want to be treated.
  • Forgiveness:
    You readily let go of hurt after you are wronged; you give people a second chance; you are not vengeful or resentful; you accept people’s shortcomings.
  • Gratitude:
    You regularly experience and express thankfulness; you don’t take the good things that happen in your life for granted; you tend to feel blessed in many circumstances.
  • Honesty:
    You are a person of high integrity and authenticity; you tell the truth, even when it hurts; you present yourself to others in a sincere way; you take responsibility for your actions.
  • Hope:
    You are optimistic, expecting the best to happen; you believe in and work toward a positive future; you can think of many pathways to reach your goals.
  • Humility:
    You let your accomplishments speak for themselves; you see your own goodness but prefer to focus the attention on others; you do not see yourself as more special than others; you admit your imperfections.
  • Humour:
    You are playful; you love to make people smile and laugh; your sense of humor helps you connect closely to others; you brighten gloomy situations with fun and/or jokes.
  • Judgement:
    You are analytical; you examine things from all sides; you do not jump to conclusions, but instead attempt to weigh all the evidence when making decisions.
  • Kindness:
    You do good things for people; you help and care for others; you are generous and giving; you are compassionate.
  • Leadership:
    You positively influence those you lead; you prefer to lead than to follow; you are very good at organizing and taking charge for the collective benefit of the group.
  • Love:
    You are warm and genuine to others; you not only share but are open to receiving love from others; you value growing close and intimate with others.
  • Love of Learning:
    You often find ways to deepen your knowledge and experiences; you regularly look for new opportunities to learn; you are passionate about building knowledge
  • Perseverance:
    You keep going and going when you have a goal in mind; you attempt to overcome all obstacles; you finish what you start.
  • Perspective:
    You take the “big picture” view of things; others turn to you for wise advice; you help others make sense of the world; you learn from your mistakes.
  • Prudence:
    You are wisely cautious; you are planful and conscientious; you are careful to not take undue risks or do things you might later regret.
  • Self-Regulation:
    You are a very disciplined person; you manage your vices and bad habits; you stay calm and cool under pressure; you manage your impulses and emotions
  • Social Intelligence:
    You pay close attention to social nuances and the emotions of others; you have good insight into what makes people “tick”; you seem to know what to say and do in any social situation.
  • Spirituality:
    You hold a set of beliefs, whether religious or not, about how your life is part of something bigger and more meaningful; those beliefs shape your behavior and provide a sense of comfort, understanding, and purpose.
  • Teamwork:
    You are a collaborative and participative member on groups and teams; you are loyal to your group; you feel a strong sense of duty to your group; you always do your share.
  • Zest:
    You are enthusiastic toward life; you are highly energetic and activated; you use your energy to the fullest degree.

Your Personal Activity

 

The importance of self-knowledge and understanding has long been recognized. We believe that a strong sense of self and an understanding of the factors that have come to make you the person you are today are essential components of well-being. Our early life experiences can influence us and play a role in how we think and act later on in our lives. It may be important to reflect upon these early experiences to gain a better understanding of the person we are today.

 

Every night over the next 2 weeks, set aside about 10 minutes before bed to do this exercise.

 

We have prepared a personal activity sheet for you below to make it easier to complete this exercise. You can use it as you prefer, whether print it out or fill it electronically. The content of this file will remain private and you will not be asked to share what you wrote. 

 

LINK: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IpJTsbBSC37ZZkpXNkag4-Hk1qPRsGfoJl9JWOWH2_A/

Your Personal Activity

 

We believe that people can get more satisfaction out of work and life if they learn to use their character strengths as much as possible. It may be important to reflect upon the activities you do during the day and ways you could use your strengths in them.

 

Every day over the next 2 weeks, set aside about 10 minutes before you start your day to do this exercise.

 

We have prepared a personal activity sheet for you below to make it easier to complete this exercise. You can use it as you prefer, whether print it out or fill it electronically. The content of this file will remain private and you will not be asked to share what you wrote. 

 

LINK: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H8pEjb_gyPqn9h1dqTqAJqmcxlrpEcjGSVzJgMeAr28/

Please click on the 'Finish The Registration' button below to complete the registration. If you won't click on the button below, your registration won't be complete.