Effects of Public Commitments and Accountability in a Te c h n o l o g y-Supported Physical Activity Intervention

@inproceedings{Munson2015EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Public Commitments and Accountability in a Te c h n o l o g y-Supported Physical Activity Intervention},
  author={Sean A. Munson and Erin Krupka and Caroline R. Richardson and Paul Resnick},
  year={2015}
}
Walking and other forms of physical activity have many health benefits, but people often fail to follow through on their own goals of being more active. To address gaps in current understanding of how to design technologysupported physical activity interventions, we conducted a randomized field experiment of a commitment device: making public announcements. In a control condition, weekly commitments were kept private. In two treatment conditions, they were announced on Facebook and by email. In… CONTINUE READING

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