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Exploring nonconscious behaviour change interventions on mobile devices

Pinder, Charlie and Vermeulen, Jo and Beale, Russell and Hendley, Robert (2015) Exploring nonconscious behaviour change interventions on mobile devices. In: MobileHCI '15 Adjunct Workshop on Mobile Cognition, August 24-27, 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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URL of Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2786567.2794319

Modern cognitive psychology theories such as Dual Process Theory suggest that the source of much habitual behaviour is the nonconscious. Despite this, most behaviour change interventions using technology (BCITs) focus on conscious strategies to change people’s behaviour. We propose an alternative avenue of research, which focuses on understanding how best to directly target the nonconscious via mobile devices in real-life situations to achieve behaviour change.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item
Date:24 August 2015 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Computer Science
Keywords:Behaviour change, persuasive technology, designed persuasion, mobile, context-aware, dual process theory, nonconscious, habit.
Subjects:T Technology (General)
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Copyright is held by the owner/author(s)
ID Code:1506
Refereed:YES
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