Health Behavior Change at Scale meets twice a week at the MIT Media Lab.

The Tuesday class meetings will consist of talks by invited speakers/experts, which are open to the public.

The Thursday class meetings will engage students in interactively discussing the readings and preparing projects.

Grades are based on:
- 50% Behavior change (student) projects
- 30% Class participation (including attending Tuesday seminars)
- 20% Reading/writing assignments (all assignments can be found on the stellar site)

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Week Date Seminar Speaker Date Topic Student projects
37 Sep 10 Introduction to the Course
Wellbeing in Urban Environments
Review of previous student projects
38 Sep 15 Positive Computing Rafael A. Calvo, University of Sydney Sep 17 Schools of Behavior Change Selecting course projects
COUHES Process
39 Sep 22 Social Physics Sandy Pentland,
MIT Media Lab
Sep 24 Persuasive Technology Present studies and literature relevant to the chosen projects
40 Sep 29 Managing the Worry Circle Ted Simendinger, Ocean Palmer Associates Oct 1 Socially Influencing Systems Present a preliminary study design of the projects
41 Oct 6 Learning and Experimenting with Behavior in Networks Dean Eckles, MIT Sloan School of Management Oct 8 Computer-Supported Influence Story board presentation of chosen projects
42 Oct 13 No seminar - Monday schedule Oct 15 Persuasive Cities Prepare Media Lab Members Week poster
43 Oct 20 Relational Agents for Health Interventions in Underserved Populations Timothy Bickmore,
Northeastern University
Oct 22 Interim Project Presentations Final posters
44 Oct 27  No seminar -  Media Lab Members Week Oct 29 Poster Presentation - Media Lab Members Week
45 Nov 3 High Impact Digitally Tailored Behavior Change Problems James Prochaska, University of Rhode Island Nov 5 Ethics of Persuasive Technology Draft a research paper for
46 Nov 10 Ancient Motivation and Digital Influence Brian Cugelman, AlterSpark Nov 12 Wellbeing in Future Cities Papers for
47 Nov 17 Designing Mobile Persuasive Technologies to Assist and Monitor Heart-Failure Patients Samir Chatterjee, IDEA Labs Nov 19 Urban Behavior Engineering
Final papers
Reporting project updates
48 Nov 24 Palaces in Time: Designing Against Productivity Sebastian Deterding, Northeastern University Nov 26 No class - Thanksgiving
49 Dec 1 Social Support and Student Well-Being Todd Rodgers, Harvard Kennedy School Dec 3 Final Project Presentations
50 Dec 8 Persuasive Cities for Urban Wellbeing Agnis Stibe, MIT Media Lab Dec 10 Conclusion: Positioning Behavior Change at Scale Applicability of the projects