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

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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
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2016
EventCHI 2016 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016


ConferenceCHI 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA