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Happy Habits: Choose Happiness Review

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Credibility

Credibility

2.15 / 5.00

Total score: 6/14

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Basis of research: 0/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 3/3
Product advisory support:  1/1
Software support:  0/2

date of rating: June 2016

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User Experince

User Experience

3.50 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.20 Functionality: 3.75 Aesthetics: 3.17 Information: 3.90 Subjective quality score: 2.75 Perceived impact score: 3.33 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information, OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts/de-identifies the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?:Yes
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can use the app WITHOUT entering identifiable information, OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell

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Happy Habits: Choose Happiness is an Android™ app that is designed to help users identify thoughts and activities that can increase happiness in daily life. It contains information about depression and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) approaches. There are a number of audio tracks in this app, some are meditation exercises and others are informational tracks on topics such as ‘common errors made in cognitive behavioral therapy’. Articles are also available. Happy Habits provides a questionnaire that can help users recognize problem areas in their life, and uses a point system to help users stay motivated. Users can write affirmations using the Journal feature.

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Technical Details

Available for: Android™ devices
Developer: Excel At Life, LLC
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders
Target Audience: Adolescents and Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
Get it on: GooglePlay

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Happy Habits: Choose Happiness

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