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Managing multiple influences: Self-monitoring and social comparison at the same time and context

P Rosas, S Howard, M Gibbs, S Berkovsky, J Freyne

CEUR Workshop Proceedings | CEUR | Published : 2013

Abstract

Persuasive systems that combine numerous behavior change techniques such as self-monitoring and social comparison, expose users to multiple influences. These influences can in turn generate motivation and/or stress. In a previous study with users of three commercial applications from the area of sports, we found that users generated a series of strategies to manage these multiple influences in order to control their negative effects. Moreover, the management took place in different times and contexts, as the techniques were designed to be used separately: self-monitoring during exercising, and social comparison before or after the activity. This paper presents a study in progress where we ex..

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