Category Archives: Assignments

Small assignments that you can complete to support my project. These are like questionnaires except that they require you too do something offline. I would appreciate any time that you are willing to spend on them. I try to keep every assignment light and fun, so it doesn’t bore you!

What kinds of strategies suit what kinds of people?

Currently I am involved in much exploratory research. I am curious what kind of strategies fit certain people. To help me out, I would like to ask you to take two short surveys and email me the results. In total, they may take you 30 minutes to complete. As a bonus, you might find out something new about yourself.

The first survey is a personality test on, one of the foremost online social science research bodies. This test determines a number of your personality traits. Taking the test does not require you to sign up for anything or create an account. Just visit this page and complete the ‘Personality’ test in the box at the bottom left side of the page. It will take a maximum of 10 minutes. When you’re finished, the box will display your ‘top 10 results’. Write them down or take a screenshot and email me the result (

The second survey is a Person-Activity Fit Diagnostic, developed by psychologists Sonja Lyubomirsky and Ken Sheldon. This test determines what kind of happiness strategy would suit you, were you to adopt one. Please download it and take 20 minutes to complete it. At the end you will generate a personal top 4. Write down your top 4 and email me the result (
You can download the test here:


Cheers, Hans


Probes ready to go

I finished the booklets that will be used for my exploratory research. They contain easy-to-follow guides to various happiness strategies. I am going to hand out the booklets to all people willing to try a happiness strategy for three weeks, so let me know if you’re interested!



Call for participants

I am looking for people willing to take part in an experiment. I am interested in people’s experiences of following certain happiness strategies. If you want to take part, you will be given two happiness strategies that suit you. For three weeks in a row, I want you to follow both strategies on one day of every week. Details of how to follow the strategies will be emailed to you, but suffice to say that you can spend as much or as little time on them as you wish.

If you want to take part, please write a comment on this post or send me an email at

You can already find out what happiness strategy fits you best by completing the Person-Activity-Fit Diagnostic in the pdf attached to this post. For more information about happiness strategies, download the Happiness Strategy Info Sheet pdf.