Purpose of the research: To understand what factors affect people’s happiness in their daily lives.
What you will do in this research: You will first provide demographic information and complete survey questions about personality, recent life events, and physical health, and then begin recording your happiness on your iPhone throughout the day. Each day you will receive several notifications, at which time you will visit a webpage on your iPhone where you will report what you were doing, what situation you were in, and how you felt. You will decide when and how often you want to be notified. After 50 successful responses you will receive a report summarizing your responses and showing how your happiness varies.
Time required: It will take approximately 10 minutes to answer preliminary questions, and then approximately 60 seconds to provide each report on your iPhone, which you’ll do several times a day. You may continue to participate in this research as long as you desire.
Confidentiality: Your participation in this research will remain confidential, and the only identifying information collected will be your email address, and if you choose to use SMS notifications, your iPhone telephone number. IP addresses are routinely recorded but will also remain completely confidential. Your contact information will never be shared with anyone. All data exchanged with this site is protected by SSL encryption.
Participation and withdrawal: Your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time without penalty. To delete your account, click on the Account link in the upper right area of the screen, and then select “Delete Account”