Self-Tracking for Self-Insight and Behavior Change
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Self-tracking consists of recording the behaviors and/or thoughts and feelings that occur in one’s daily life. People typically undertake self-tracking to better understand and change their own behavioral or psychological patterns. In the MAP Lab, we study how everyday media (e.g., journals, mobile apps, wearables) can be harnessed as self-tracking tools to promote self-insight and behavior change. Much of our work in this area is focused on identifying self-tracking strategies that promote self-monitoring and self-reflection.
Below are representative publications about this topic:
- Vaid, S. S., & Harari, G. M. (2019). Smartphones in personal informatics: a framework for self-tracking research with mobile sensing. Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing, 65-92.
- Harari, G. M., Wang, W., Müller, S. R., Wang, R., & Campbell, A. T. (2017, September). Participants' compliance and experiences with self-tracking using a smartphone sensing app. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 57-60).