The Stoic Week 2014 Handbook is now available! You can read it online in HTML or download the PDF version for mobile devices, etc., by visiting the Modern Stoicism elearning site created by the Stoicism Today team.
We’re releasing the Handbook in advance so people have the opportunity to read the initial sections before Monday, when Stoic Week officially starts.
Please make sure you complete the online questionnaires before you begin reading the Handbook, though. It’s really important that we collect data from participants in Stoic Week. It will only take a few minutes. Previous participants have told us they find it very interesting and useful to fill out the questionnaires and monitor their own progress.
Click on each link below in turn to open the form in a new browser window. Please remember to use exactly the same name and email address for all questionnaires and to click “submit” when you’ve entered your responses. You should receive an email confirming your responses for each form, within the next week. This will also include some interesting notes on your scores and comparisons with previous student averages for the SABS.
- Stoic Attitudes and Behaviours Scale (SABS)
This scale was developed by our research team and has gone through various revisions. The items have been checked with academics for their relevance to Stoicism and revised based on feedback from hundreds of previous participants.
- The Flourishing Scale (FS)
This brief scale provides a measure of general psychological wellbeing, such as your sense of having a meaningful life.
- Scale of Positive and Negative Experiences (SPANE)
This brief scale measure a range of different emotions, like joy, contentment, anger, sadness, etc.
- Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
This is another brief scale, designed to measure your overall level of contentment with life.
Thanks very much for taking the time to do this!
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