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Persuasive Technology

Volume 4744 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 18-23

Digital Therapy: The Coming Together of Psychology and Technology Can Create a New Generation of Programs for More Sustainable Behavioral Change

  • Pål KraftAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1094 Blindern, 0317
  • , Harald Schjelderup-LundAffiliated withChangetech AS, Gaustadallèen 21, 0349 Oslo
  • , Håvar BrendryenAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1094 Blindern, 0317

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Abstract

By mapping critical psychological processes involved in an attempt at behavioral change, we can design digital programs to deliver specific cognitive therapy at the right moments, increasing the probability of successful behavioral change in a variety of domains. This breakthrough, named Digital Therapy, has been proven in random clinical trials to be a cost-effective way for people to achieve lasting behavioral change, with the help of modern psychological science, but without seeing a therapist.

Keywords

Digital Therapy Digital Therapy Developer Behavior Change Chronology of Change Self-Regulation Cognitive Therapy