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Oct 21, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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HABIT

Understanding the mechanisms of
habit
-
forming and habit reliance


‘Provocations assignments’ for Day 1 of the NSF/EU/NIH Behavior Change
Workshop


Daniel E.
Rivera

Katherina Martin
Abello

Task


How can we build on work of choice architectures and
behavioral

economics to develop
computational models of “habit” and self
-
regulating mechanisms?



How can we measure the power of simplicity and immediacy in decision making, how
best can we uncover the (often unspoken) heuristics people may be following in many
everyday interactions with the systems around them so we can figure out how to exploit
it?



Please think about this a way to rethink how people interact with their ‘inner’ and ‘outer’
environments, rather than an opportunity to review past research. In what way can the
use of new technology help with the task of understanding the ‘hidden’ and ‘obvious’
pathways to habit formation and habit breaking? And what questions have we missed in
this realm?

Keywords


Social
Media (Facebook
)


Semantic web & AI


Intensive
Longitudinal

Data (ILD
)


T
ailoring & optimizing interventions


Persuasive
Psychology


Responsive design


Responsive content


Semantic web

search engine query data

Serious

Games &
Facebook

A new
Facebook

application
,
HealthSeeker
, wants
to

help
people

with

diabetes
become

more
informed

about

their

disease
, as well as make
tangible

lifestyle
changes
that

might

affect
their

health.


Dynamic Models, Tailoring & Optimizing
Interventions


Dynamic models which translate the data in decision making algorithms to
tailor interventions

Optimized

Adaptive
Behavioral
Interventions

Control
Algorithms (e.g.,
Model Predictive
Control)

Intervention
Performace
Objectives &
Clinical
Constraints

Computing and
Mobile
Technologies

Dynamical
Modeling

Intensive
Longitudinal

Data
(ILD)

Experimentation

Next generation Behavior Change Modeling
and Intervention


What

about



Protecting user privacy


People outside Social Media


Mobile integration


LOW
-
SES


Methodological challenges/ “Dynamic Watson”