CS377T Behavior Design for Better Health - Shaping & Sequencing

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CS377T Behavior Design for Better Health - Shaping & Sequencing

  1. 1. David Ngo CS377T: Shaping & Sequencing Homework 2 link to syllabus CS377T is BJ Fogg’s 2012 course on Behavior Design for Better HealthSunday, September 30, 12
  2. 2. Shaping: how I ended up watching at least one movie per day for two weeks straight AT NIGHT, 3-4 HOURS BEFORE I WENT TO BED... Started with searching for top inspirational movies Watched trailers to decide what to watch that night day 1-7 Once decided, Netflixed the movie, and watched it laying in bed DURING THE AFTERNOON... Searched for top inspirational movies One day, asked friends on Facebook for recommendations Watched trailers to decide what to watch that afternoon Once decided, Netflixed the movie, and watched at the desk day 8-14 At night, the process would repeat but I would watch in bed This was a blue and purple span behavior. (increasing the intensity of a familiar behavior for a period of time)Sunday, September 30, 12
  3. 3. Sequencing: how I became the Fundraising Chair for my fraternity IN MAY 2012... I was extremely frustrated and angry at the current methods of getting money into the fraternity. I created a specific We did not have a fundraising chair at that time, so I wrote up commitment and role for Domino Action? a document that listed what I would do if I were the myself electronically via fundraising chair, my goals, and my vision and emailed it out. email. I was extremely motivated at this point in time. OVER THE SUMMER... I lost that original motivation and desire to become fundraising chair. I lacked reinforcement for my original vision & But our current president was already treating me as if I had the role. motivation. THIS PAST WEEK (SEPTEMBER 24, 2012)... I told the president that I will think about it and will get back to him An authoritative person because I felt that I didn’t really want the position. kept me accountable to my original commitment/role. After some thinking, I told him that I would give it a try for this quarter. At our Fall Retreat where we go over the year’s agenda, I publicly In a structured, serious announced to the entire fraternity what my goals were, the vision that I event, I publicly announced Domino Action? wanted to create, and that I will do my best. my commitment to the entire fraternity of my I am now fundraising chair for my fraternity. position, goals, and vision (in person).Sunday, September 30, 12
  4. 4. Shaping is designing the same behavior and increasing its intensity. (i.e., Bob starts running for 5 minutes and builds up to 20 minutes) Sequencing is designing a behavior in a sequential order. (i.e., Bob meditates for 1 minute before brushing his teeth.) link to syllabus CS377T is BJ Fogg’s 2012 course on Behavior Design for Better HealthSunday, September 30, 12
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