• Happiness Apps: reinforcing happiness-promoting behaviour through software

      Longbourne, Logan (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      People now spend more time on mobile phones than watching television. This mode shift creates an opportunity to reach a large market on a powerful and flexible digital platform that is integrated into users’ lives. The ...
    • "I'll Look It Up Anyways": The Cyberpsychology of Trust

      Cunningham, Jason (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Why do people trust the first Google result? This research highlights the importance of instant gratification, personalisation and control to understand the evolving future of communication. The study has been designed to ...
    • Savings for Irrational Humans: A Design Meets Psychology Approach

      Harvey, Kirsty Eleanor (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      ‘Being good with money’, making good financial decisions or managing money well sounds relatively simple, or at least a simple problem to fix. We all know we should probably budget, shouldn’t spend beyond our means or get ...