Kuo, Pei-Yi
ERIC Dissertation
The United States has a weight problem. It’s not just about food intake but also about energy consumption [97, 153]. This dissertation asks: “How can we encourage people to act in ways that are mutually beneficial for themselves and the environment?” To date, there is no single behavior intervention in the literature targets behavioral changes containing both health and pro-environmental implications. Based on emerging knowledge from research in HCI, health communication, behavior interventions, psychology, pro-environmental psychology, habit formation (tiny habit theory), and experience sampling, this work describes the design and study of the EcoSante Lifestyle Intervention, a mobile behavior intervention app that engages participants with daily challenge prompts designed to engage health and environmental action simultaneously.