Persuasive Psychology Posts

The psychology behind websites that can change people’s health behaviours

28 April 2011

Back in 2011, I published a scientific study on the psychological design of health behaviour change websites in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR). With my co-authors Prof Thelwall and Prof Dawes, we designed this study with the goal of identifying how to build websites that could promote public health and also help people improve their wellbeing. For instance, we wanted to understand the psychology behind websites that could motivate people to quit smoking, exercise more, or eat healthier foods.