Authentic Happiness Questionnaires from Dr Martin Seligman

Authentic Happiness is the homepage of Dr. Martin Seligman who is the founder of positive psychology. a branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions.

One of the greatest topics I have studied in the past 3 years has been happiness. I also recently discoverd the book Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D. . I have hilighted that book more than any book I have ever read. It is about the science of the benefits of a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). Science is now proving beyond a shadow of a doubt what Napoleon Hill wrote about years ago.

The website has more than 2 million users from around the world, and you are welcome to use all of the resources available for free.

The best place to start is by learning more about the latest theory and initiatives in positive psychology, by taking one of their well-being questionnaires, or by checking out recent presentations and selected media.

Positive Psychology Initiatives

Positive psychology theory and research has been applied across many domains, from education to health to neuroscience. Now on Authentic Happiness you can read overviews of some of the largest initiatives currently underway, including:

Positive Health

Positive Education

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

Positive Psychotherapy

Positive Neuroscience

Featured Questionnaire:

Compassionate Love ScaleMeasures your tendency to support, help, and understand other people

Emotion Questionnaires:

Authentic Happiness Inventory QuestionnaireMeasures Overall Happiness

CES-D QuestionnaireMeasures Depression Symptoms

Fordyce Emotions QuestionnaireMeasures Current Happiness

General Happiness QuestionnaireAssesses Enduring Happiness

PANAS QuestionnaireMeasures Positive and Negative Affect

Engagement Questionnaires:

Brief Strengths TestMeasures 24 Character Strengths

Gratitude QuestionnaireMeasures Appreciation about the Past

Grit SurveyMeasures the Character Strength of Perseverence

Optimism TestMeasures Optimism About the Future

Transgression Motivations QuestionnaireMeasures Forgiveness

VIA Survey of Character StrengthsMeasures 24 Character Strengths

VIA Strength Survey for ChildrenMeasures 24 Character Strengths for Children

Work-Life QuestionnaireMeasures Work-Life Satisfaction

Meaning Questionnaires:

Close Relationships QuestionnaireMeasures Attachment Style

Compassionate Love ScaleMeasures your tendency to support, help, and understand other people

Meaning in Life QuestionnaireMeasures Meaningfulness

Life Satisfaction Questionnaires:

Approaches to Happiness QuestionnaireMeasures Three Routes to Happiness

Satisfaction with Life ScaleMeasures Life Satisfaction