Testing the Effectiveness of an Online Behavioral Intervention in Reducing Loneliness

2019-10-08 08:47:39 | BioPortfolio


This study will use a longitudinal randomized experimental design. Participants will be randomly assigned to either a positive affect skills intervention or a psychoeducation control group and assessed with questionnaires at baseline and immediately post 8-week intervention.


Participants will be randomly assigned to either a positive affect skills intervention or a psychoeducation control group, with each intervention lasting 8-weeks. Participants in the positive affect skills intervention will have full access to the unchanged Happify platform.

The psychoeducation control group participants will use a version of the Happify platform that encourages thinking about well-being through quizzes and polls without providing any instructions for promotion (i.e., Wait-list Control). Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires before and after the 8-week program, at which point study participation will end.

Study Design


Well-Being, Loneliness




Happify (an online platform -- study is entirely online)
New York
New York
United States




Happify Inc.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-08T08:47:39-0400

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