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Welcome to the Authentic Happiness Website!

Here you can learn about Positive Psychology through readings, videos, research, surveys, opportunities and more.

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive.

The World Happiness Report reviews the state of happiness in the world today

Request for Proposals for School-Based Research on Character Development

The Character Lab will award a total of up to $1.2 million in grants to support two-year, school-based research projects focused on character development interventions during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years.

Request for Proposals for Well-Being Research

The Happiness and Well-Being Project will award a total of up to $5.1 million to support collaboration among well-being researchers across a wide range of disciplines. Between 12 and 20 grants will be awarded.

Discover Positive Health

Our health care system has long focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. But health is more than absence of disease. Positive Health focuses on promoting people’s positive health assets—strengths that can contribute to a longer, healthy life.

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Program

at the University of Pennsylvania

Questionnaires

The questionnaires on Authentic Happiness measure character strengths and different aspects of happiness and well-being.  It's free to take our questionnaires, but you'll first need to register.

Introducing LexHub

A hub for data, tools, publications, conferences, researchers, and
almost any resource in the growing field of language analysis for social
science.

Measure Your Depression

Feeling Blue? Take a Facebook quiz to get your personal depression score and a set of depression-related words you use in your social-media status updates.

Positive Psychology Books

Check out the huge variety of books on positive psychology.

MAPP Program

Learn to apply the principles and tools of positive psychology to any professional domain or as preparation for further study in a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. program, in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Theory of Well-Being

Profiles