Doing well-being: Self-reported activities are related to subjective well-being

In two studies, we examine the relationship between self-reported everyday activities and SWB, while allowing individuals to express their activities freely by allowing open-ended responses that were then analyzed with state-of-the-art (transformers-based) Natural Language Processing.

Natural language analyzed with AI-based transformers predict traditional subjective well-being measures approaching the theoretical upper limits in accuracy

We show that using a recent break-through in artificial intelligence –transformers–, psychological assessments from text-responses can approach theoretical upper limits in accuracy, converging with standard psychological rating scales..

Text: An R-package for Analyzing and Visualizing Human Language Using Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning

This tutorial introduces how to use state-of-the-art AI techniques in both custom research analyses as well as in completely end-to-end analytic processes in R.

Abbreviated Three-Item Versions of the Satisfaction with Life Scale and the Harmony in Life Scale Yield as Strong Psychometric Properties as the Original Scales

The SWLS-3 and the HILS-3 can efficiently be used together with one shared instruction, without compromising (and in most aspects even yielding small improvements) the psychometric soundness of the scales.

Sad mood and poor sleep are related to task-unrelated thoughts and experience of diminished cognitive control

This study strengthens the evidence that a sad mood and poor sleep relate to mind wandering.

A daily diary study on maladaptive daydreaming, mind wandering, and sleep disturbances: Examining within-person and between-persons relations

We discuss the implications concerning the differences between maladaptive daydreaming and mind wandering and the possibility of targeting sleep for mind wandering interventions.

Online validation of combined mood induction procedures

We show that combined mood induction procedures can be used in online research to study happy and sad mood.

Mindfulness Based Flourishing Program: A Cross-Cultural Study of Hong Kong Chinese and British Participants

The study provides preliminary evidence for the MBFP’s cross-cultural validity, and strengthens previous claims for its efficacy as a new, accessible alternative for enhancing wellbeing.

Psychometric Properties of the Spontaneous and Deliberate Mind Wandering Scales

In two studies we investigate the psychometric properties of the Spontaneous and Deliberate Mind Wandering Scales.

Semantic measures: Using natural language processing to measure, differentiate, and describe psychological constructs

We develop an approach using open-ended questions in which the responses are analyzed using natural language processing.