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Discover your happiness profile and other elements that contribute to your happiness through our exercises and scales below.


Smartness often comes in the way of happiness.

Discover How

The Happy Smarts Project studies the curious, but surprisingly common occurrence of people sabotaging their own happiness. The study, initiated at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin, has now reached thousands of people around the world, and now continues through this open project.

This study aims to compile more data about human happiness, while helping you discover yourself, your top happiness habits and issues.

What's in Your Happy Smarts Report?

Your Happy Smarts Score

A composite score that helps you understand how much you are sabotaging your own happiness.

Happiness at your age

How you compare against the average human happiness level at your age

Your Top Happiness Habits

Of the 7 tested happiness habits, which ones do you practice in your life?

Your Top Happiness Sins

Of the 7 tested happiness sins, which ones are reducing your happiness?


Compare happiness with your Facebook friends.

You have the option to keep your scores anonymous or share them with select friends on Facebook, by inviting them to participate in the study.

Your responses are kept anonymous, but the data is used to understand the most common patterns causing human unhappiness.

The survey takes 10 minutes to complete


Dr. Raj Raghunathan studies the impact that people’s judgments and decisions have on their own happiness and fulfillment. Based on his research, he teaches a very successful course on Happiness around the world.

Raj is an award-winning Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Raj’s work has appeared in leading marketing journals, and been cited in several mass media outlets, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Austin American Statesman, The Houston Chronicle, and Self magazine.

He recently taught a Coursera course on Happiness which was featured as a Top 10 course by Coursera for several weeks.

The Happy Smarts Project thanks you for your participation!

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