Our Research

The initial aim behind Stoic Week was to test to see if ancient Stoic life guidance could help people in their daily lives. The evidence that we have gathered so far (including evidence from SMRT) suggests that it does, with participants consistently reporting a reduction in negative emotions and an increase in life satisfaction, all after just one week.

Watch our Director of Research, Tim LeBon, outline the results:

One of the things we have done is develop a ‘Stoic Attitudes and Behaviours Scale’ (SABS), in order to measure ‘how Stoic’ people are. The questionnaire is available here and can be freely borrowed.

The report for SMRT 2020 is here.

The report for Stoic Week 2019 is available in part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.

The report for Stoic Week 2018 is available in part 1part 2part 3, and part 4.

The report for Stoic Week 2017 is available in part 1part 2part 3, and part 4.

The report for Stoic Week 2016 is available in part 1part 2part 3, and part 4.

The report for Stoic Week 2015 is available in part 1part 2, part 3, and part 4.

The report for SMRT 2014 is here.

The report for Stoic Week 2014 is available here.

The report for Stoic Week 2013 is here.

The report for Stoic Week 2012 is here.