Using feedback through digital technology to disrupt and change habitual behavior

Authors Sander Hermsen , Jeana Frost , Reint-Jan Renes , Peter Kerkhof
Published in Computers in Human Behavior
Publication date 2016
Research groups Behaviour & Conversation in Digital Transition
Type Article

Summary

Habitual behavior is often hard to change because of a lack of self-monitoring skills. Digital technologies offer an unprecedented chance to facilitate self-monitoring by delivering feedback on undesired habitual behavior. This review analyzed the results of 72 studies in which feedback from digital technology attempted to disrupt and change undesired habits. A vast majority of these studies found that feedback through digital technology is an effective way to disrupt habits, regardless of target behavior or feedback technology used.

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Language English
Published in Computers in Human Behavior
Year and volume 2016 57
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISSN:0747-5632
Key words feedback, behaviour change, digital technology
Page range 61-74

Sander Hermsen

Sander Hermsen | Researcher | Research group Behaviour & Conversation in digital transition

Sander Hermsen

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Lifestyle and Health