Dr. Paul T. P. Wong has devoted his entire adult life doing research on the important question: “How can we survive, thrive, and find happiness in a world full of suffering and evil?” Given his age and recurring cancer, he is eager to wrap up his research and writings within two years as a legacy not only to psychology but also to humanity.
Dr. Wong’s unfinished research projects include the following (click the link to ssee the measure):
1. Validating the Self-Transcendence Measure-Brief (STM-B) (see 2016a, b)
2. Validating the Mature Happiness Scale (MHS) (see 2018)
3. Validating the Life Orientation Scale (LOS), measuring meaning mindset (see 2012)
4. Developing measures for the CasMac model (courage, acceptance, self-transcendence, meaning-mindset, appreciation, and compassion) of flourishing in difficult times (see 2017a)
5. Developing the four-factor theory of true grit (see 2015, 2018)
6. Developing the Existential/Ultimate Meaning Scale (see 2017b)
7. Validating the Life Attitudes Scale (LAS) (see 2009)
8. Validating the PURE Test (purpose, understanding, responsibility, enjoyment)
9. Validating the Servant Leadership Profile-Revised (SLP-R)
10. Validating the Servant Leadership Profile-360 (SLP-360) (see Rude, 2004)
11. Validating the Objective Life Condition Assessment (OLCA) (as covariance in well-being and life satisfaction research)
12. Validating a two-factor theory of search for meaning that differentiates positive search for meaning (i.e., the search for one’s calling) from negative search for meaning (i.e., Why me? Why this?)
Dr. Wong has developed several widely used psychological tests, such as the Stress Appraisal Measure (SAM), the Death Attitude Profile-Revised (DAP-R), the Personal Meaning Profile (both the full and brief), the Servant Leadership Profile-Revised (SLP-R), and the Multidimensional Jealousy Scale (MJS). (Click here for full list of Dr. Wong’s psychological tests.)
There is every reason to believe that the above new measures, once validated and published, will also have an immense impact on psychology. Consistent with his past open science practice, the above measures will be freely available for all researchers and practitioners.
Dr. Wong has accomplished so much research and publication in the last ten years only with the help of a part-time research assistant (see Google Scholar). Just imagine how much more he could do with more research help, even with his declining health. He wants to wrap up his research in order to devote his remaining time to Christian ministry.