happy! measurment


Our laboratory seeks to advance the well-being of individuals, organizations, and societies. We seek to delineate the social, economic, and political determinants of subjective well-being at both the micro- and macro-level with an eye toward public policy. A small sample of our current research projects include: (a) leisure and subjective well-being; (b) societal effects of money on well-being.

We also examine the best ways to quantify constructs (e.g., personality, attitudes) in individuals, organizations, and societies. This entails research on newer measurement models that are integrated with latent class and multilevel techniques. With latent class modeling, we can identify groups of individuals that have unique signature patterns (e.g., signature strengths). With multilevel models, key characteristics of collective units (e.g., organizations and societies) assessed more effectively.

Our research has been featured in various media outlets such as Wall Street Journal, APA Monitor on Psychology, Scientific American Mind, Psychology Today, and MSNBC.

Templeton Grant

We received news that we have a grant proposal accepted by the Templeton Foundation! Our lab will develop new measures and ways to track Virtues in society using innovative technology.

Many thanks to Lauren Kuykendall for helping put much of the grant materials together!

Posted on 2013 Dec 04 by admin
Happy Holidays?
Posted on 2013 Dec 04 by admin
World Happiness Report

Our work has appeared in the World Happiness Report!

This is part of a global initiative for the UN on sustainable development.

Posted on 2013 Sep 10 by admin

We would like to welcome Vincent Ng, a new graduate student who recently accepted the offer to come to Purdue and work at the Happiness and Measurement Laboratory! Looking forward to have you in the Fall! :)

Posted on 2013 Apr 11 by admin
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