We’ve scoured the internet for the most recent experience sampling/ecological momentary assessment academic journal articles for you and summarized our top picks. Hope you enjoy!
This study examined what predicts physical activity in daily life. Participants wore an accelerometer for 24 hours and answered questions about their affect every 45 mins throughout the day. By the end of the study and analyses, the researchers found that “energetic arousal” was the only predictor for physical movement throughout the day. However, positive affective valence (good mood over time) predicted activity in the short term. As a result, the study suggested that interventions trying to get people to get people active might include mood boosting in the regimen.
Although some people drink alcohol before bed to make them sleep better, many studies show that alcohol actually makes people sleep worse. This study aimed to empirically demonstrate that this misunderstanding is unfounded. Alcohol use and sleep quality was monitored for 60 days in 150 participants. The findings indicated that people, indeed, had lower sleep quality when they drank alcohol, did not fall asleep more quickly, and their sleep quality did not change. Check out the lab’s site here.
Power dynamics in relationships and the value of pursued goals was the focus of this study. Multiple methods were used to collect data including lab experiments and experience sampling. Participants received six daily alerts on their mobile devices for seven days. A web application allowed the participants access to an online questionnaire about the goals they were pursuing in that moment and how their partner would rate the value of that goal. Results revealed that participants with low power in their relationship prioritized partner goals and adopted their partner’s goals as their own goals (partner goal contagion).