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Experience Sampling    “ ... the capturing of experiences - such as events,    behaviors, feelings, or thoughts - at the m...
Ambulatory AssessmentAmbulatory EEG                    Portable PAT  Experience Sampling   Portable EKG
One Time Surveys                Experience Sampling   Conducted in artificial            Elicited “in the wild”:    laborat...
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi    (happiness researcher)
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi    (happiness researcher)
“[Flow] is universally sought out by people, and                             when attained it comes as close to what is   ...
n=1
Track Your Happiness   SIGNALING DEVICE                      EXPERIENCE                      SAMPLING                     ...
Assessment (cont.)
Things I’m Learning About Myself:
Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!
Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!I’m less introvertedthan I think I am.
Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!I’m less introvertedthan I think I am.I am unhappiest when Iam idle.
Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!I’m less introvertedthan I think I am.I have been losing a lotat b...
Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!I’m less introvertedthan I think I am.I have been losing a lotat b...
“If a team of observersdidnt just wire upmy brain but theyhung around andasked me questionsand watched me andsaw how I rea...
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Experience Sampling

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An overview of the history and usages of experience sampling, including a section on the author's experience with one such tool, Track Your Happiness.

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Experience Sampling

  1. 1. Experience Sampling “ ... the capturing of experiences - such as events, behaviors, feelings, or thoughts - at the moment of, or close to, their occurrence. and within the context of a person’s everyday life.”* Text * Riediger, M. (2010).
  2. 2. Ambulatory AssessmentAmbulatory EEG Portable PAT Experience Sampling Portable EKG
  3. 3. One Time Surveys Experience Sampling Conducted in artificial Elicited “in the wild”: laboratory settings Ecologically soundDistorted by imperfect recall Instantaneous report minimizes and biased retrospection distortion and bias Reveals differences across Reveals differences within individuals individuals
  4. 4. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  5. 5. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (happiness researcher)
  6. 6. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (happiness researcher)
  7. 7. “[Flow] is universally sought out by people, and when attained it comes as close to what is usually meant by happiness as to be indistinguishable from it.”Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (happiness researcher) Csikszentmihalyi (2004), p. 341
  8. 8. n=1
  9. 9. Track Your Happiness SIGNALING DEVICE EXPERIENCE SAMPLING FORM
  10. 10. Assessment (cont.)
  11. 11. Things I’m Learning About Myself:
  12. 12. Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!
  13. 13. Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!I’m less introvertedthan I think I am.
  14. 14. Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!I’m less introvertedthan I think I am.I am unhappiest when Iam idle.
  15. 15. Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!I’m less introvertedthan I think I am.I have been losing a lotat board games lately.I am unhappiest when Iam idle.
  16. 16. Things I’m Learning About Myself:I like being on the go!I’m less introvertedthan I think I am.I have been losing a lotat board games lately.Where is guitar playing?Make more time for flow activities!I am unhappiest when Iam idle.
  17. 17. “If a team of observersdidnt just wire upmy brain but theyhung around andasked me questionsand watched me andsaw how I reacted toeverything and they wereto study me much moreintensively than I couldstudy myself, theyd knowmore about what it is liketo be me than I did.They could write a betterencyclopedia of what itslike to be Dan Dennett than I could.” http://meaningoflife.tv/transcript.php?speaker=dennett

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