The Science of Self-Help

The Science of Self-Help from Psychology Today

1. The author briefly describes existing research on positive psychology and its limitations. How does the author’s proposed study either bypass or succumb to limitations?

2. What are some potential confound variables for improved happiness in the cited studies?

3. In one of the cited studies, data is collected from participants rating their happiness on a color spectrum: red being negative, to yellow being positive. What would be another way of assessing participants’ happiness?