What leads some people to be healthier than others? Researchers have been studying this question for decades. However, most have focused on disease and disorder. Few have looked at strengths and wellbeing.
Aaron Jarden, Head of the Psychology Department in the School of
Information and Social Sciences at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, is leading a study to look at wellbeing in people of all ages from around the world. The objective is to capture a comprehensive picture of what it means to be healthy and to track how people change over time. Study participants complete around 30 minutes of questions every three months for a year (five times in total).
Anyone interested in participating in this first-of-its-kind study can register online for the next intake period (December 1st). More information available by emailing Aaron Jarden at aaron dot jarden at openpolytechnic.ac.nz.