A discovery for me: I’m flabbergasted.
Follow hereafter to discover what I just read in a “Plexus Insitute” announcement:
B.J. Fogg, the inventor and innovator who runs Stanford University’s Persuasive Technology Lab, says that when it comes to behavior change, we need to “put hot triggers on the path of motivated people.”
He thinks technology can help create healthy habits in the lives of everyday people, and growing cadre of entrepreneurs and big companies are creating gadgets and programs designed to do just that.
B=mat (Motivation, Ability, Trigers)
Not far from , but absolutely complementary to, Dan & Chip Heath’s Ideas for Change as explained in SWITCH (excellent book), or from Kegan & Laskow Lahey’s Immunity to Change. Both absolute must reads.
For the motivation part: see Deci & Ryan’s with their Theory of Self-Determination: They remain the landmark for me.
For ability: see Carol Dweck in Mindset: what makes that some people will never learn, and others learn all the time.
What’s new here : The fact that social media and mobile devices can be used to help trigger new behavior (Helping to just step over the barrier to change, which is the real problem in personal change efforts).
Great and uplifting discovery, since individual behavior change is so key to societal change.