The Effectiveness of a Coping Skills Application Prototype on Impulsive Habits

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University of Baltimore. Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences


University of Baltimore. Master of Science in Interaction Design and Information Architecture

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This research looked at the relationship between the development of coping skills via a prototype and impulsivity. The application of coping skills was not used as a medical intervention. Participants were asked to pick a habit, such as nail biting, to try to reduce by replacing the habit with the use of a coping skill on the prototype. An application focused on providing general coping skills rather than focusing on a specific group is not currently in the app stores. This is the prototype for a new application that could be applied in many different situations for many different groups of people. The application can provide coping skills for a variety of things such as children having tantrums to cancer patients in pain. This study consisted of nine participants from age 23 to 65, most of the participants fell into the 23-30 range. This study used a journal method, asking participants to journal when they used the prototype or had an urge to pick up the habit. Through this study, many participants learned new coping skills and continued to use the prototype after the application.