Smartphone App to Change Your Personality

In a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Dr. Mirjam Stieger (Brandeis University, USA and formerly URPP DynAge), Prof. Dr. Mathias Allemand (URPP DynAge) and colleagues were able to show that daily use of a smartphone app can lead to desired personality changes within three months. And three months after the daily interventions, the changes are still noticeable. The present study has important implications for health promotion and prevention, as it illustrates how people’s attitude to their situation and personality traits such as conscientiousness could have an influence on health and healthy aging. The journal article can be found here and a full UZH news release here.

URPP Dynamcis of Healthy Aging