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Welcome. Please complete this one-time registration page participate in current and future surveys to address happiness, consumption, values, personality, life experiences, and well being.

By registering, you'll be able to receive personalized feedback and tips related to your completed surveys and see how your results compare to the general public. Your personal information and results will never be shared with anyone.

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You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Data collected from these confidential surveys will also be used to test a variety of theories about consumer and well-being psychology. Because your responses to these surveys will be used for research purposes, everything you tell us will be kept strictly confidential. (Please see our full privacy statement). This study (X12-03R1) has been approved by the San Francisco State University Institutional Review Board. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the principal investigator, Ryan Howell, Ph.D., at rhowell (at) sfsu (dot) edu.

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How satisfied are you with your life nowadays?
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Not at all satisfied Extremely satisfied
How happy did you feel yesterday?
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Not at all happy Extremely happy
How anxious did you feel yesterday?
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Not at all anxious Extremely anxious
To what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile?
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Not at all worthwhile Extremely worthwhile

How would you describe your ethnicity or race? [check all that apply]


East Asian


Middle Eastern

Native American

South Asian



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