Accept the Banana: exploring incidental cognitive bias modification techniques on smartphones

Charlie Pinder, Rowanne Fleck, Rosa Lilia Segundo Diaz, Russell Beale, Robert J Hendley

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Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) techniques show promise in psychology as an attitude, affect and/or behaviour change technique, but have yet to be implemented or evaluated extensively on smartphones. We present a pilot study exploring appropriate gestures for accepting and rejecting healthy eating stimuli on smartphones and apply them in an incidental, unobtrusive way within a smartphone screen shown at unlock time. Our main finding is evidence that a short course of incidental smartphone CBM alters some measures of food attitudes. We suggest a programme of future research to explore the area further, informed by our results and a related user survey.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)978-1450340823
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2016
EventCHI 2016 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016


ConferenceCHI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


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