Putting the long-term into behavior change

Harmen de Weerd, Nick Degens

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Behavior change is a topic that is of great interest to many people. People can use apps to exercise more, eat healthier, or learn a new skill, but and digital interventions and games are also used by policy makers and companies to create a safe environment for the general public or to increase sales. Given this interest in behavior change, it is not surprising that this topic has seen a lot of interest from the scientific community. This has resulted in a wide range of theories and techniques to bring about behavior change. However, maintaining behavior change is rarely addressed, and as a result poorly understood. In this paper, we take a first step in the design of digital interventions for long-term behavior change by placing a range of behavior change techniques on a long-term behavior change timeline.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGames and learning alliance
Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference, GALA 2018, Palermo, Italy, December 5–7, 2018, Proceedings
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventGames and Learning Alliance Conference -
Duration: 5 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceGames and Learning Alliance Conference


  • behavior change
  • long-term effects
  • behavior change techniques


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