An Introduction to the Special Section on “Health, Technology, & Behavior Science”

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This special section of the Perspectives on Behavior Science focuses on health, technology, and behavior science. The aim is to provide reviews and empirical research that integrates the latest technological innovations and behavior science. The selected articles are categorized into contributions in which technology is used to study health-related behavior and articles on the use of technology to deliver health behavior interventions. The contributors in this special section demonstrate that behavior science can aid an understanding of why people do or do not engage in a healthy lifestyle and help identify what is needed to design a successful health behavior intervention through the use of technology.

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Sigurdsson, V., Fagerstrøm, A. An Introduction to the Special Section on “Health, Technology, & Behavior Science”. Perspect Behav Sci 43, 445–449 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-020-00267-7

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Keywords

  • Health behavior
  • Technology
  • Behavior science
  • Behavior interventions