21/06/2012 | Faculty of Humanities
Joel Anderson awarded 4-year project on ‘Healthy Lifestyle Solutions’
Technology Foundation STW has awarded Dr Joel Anderson (Department of Philosophy and ZENO research institute) a €500.000 grant as part of its ‘Healthy Lifestyle Solutions’ partnership programme. Anderson’s four-year project aims to develop, in collaboration with Philips Research, effective and ethical software applications that individuals can use as “scaffolding” (assistive supports) to reduce their tendency to procrastinate about health-related behaviours – in particular, the tendency to put off going to bed even when what they “really want” is to get a good night of sleep.
The project, entitled ‘Promoting Effective Intentions: Volitional Scaffolding, Implementation Intentions, and Bedtime Procrastination’, received one of the five grants in the ‘Healthy Lifestyle Solutions’ programme. This STW partnership programme is co-sponsored by Philips Research and NWO’s National Initiative Brain & Cognition.
The project will be carried out by an interdisciplinary team that includes:
- experimental psychologists from Utrecht University’s ‘Self-Regulation Lab’:
- Prof. Denise de Ridder (Lab director)
- Dr Floor Kroese (project postdoc)
- Dr Marieke Adriaanse
- Dr Catharine Evers
- philosophers specialised in moral psychology, personal autonomy, and the ethics of human-machine interaction:
- Bart Kamphorst (PhD researcher)
- Prof. Marcus Düwell (director, Ethics Institute)
- Dr Annemarie Kalis (Horizon project on ‘Practical Self-Understanding’)
- Dr Joel Anderson
More information: http://scaffoldingintentions.phil.uu.nl/.