Applied Behavior Science for Health and Happiness
Amy Bucher, Ph.D.
Resources

Resources

Elsewhere on the web

Publications 

Podcast appearances

Blog Posts and White Papers

Presentations

  • Bucher, A. (2021). Designing for Behaviour: How to Bridge Research and Design with the COM-B Model of Behaviour Change. Presentation at the BAD (Behaviour & Design) Conference.
  • Bucher, A., & LaGuardia, J. (2021). Nudges Aren’t Enough to Propel Your Population to Health. Fireside chat, Omada Mindset conference.
  • Bucher, A. (2021). The Psychology of Engagement: An Approach for Research and Design for Lasting Behavior Change. Keynote address in the Digital Health Track at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care.
  • Bucher, A., Kinikar, J., Miller, J., & Niksch, A. (2021). Design and Product Development Principles for Connected Devices. Panel at the BIOMEDevice Digital conference.
  • Bucher, A. (2021). The Motivational Science of How to Hack Human Health Behavior. Presentation at the Hacking Health Camp, Strasbourg, France.
  • Bucher, A. (2021). Designing for Behavior Change. Four session workshop presented in conjunction with the Rosenfeld Media Advancing Research conference.
  • Bucher, A. (2021). Using the COM-B Model & Behaviour Change Wheel for Research & Intervention Design. Presentation at the IE Behavioral Economics Club.
  • Bucher, A. (2021). Behavior Change Design: What Is It, and How Can You Get Started? Presentation at the IMEC Behavioral Book Club.
  • Bucher, A. (2021). Blurring Boundaries: Driving the Change Necessary to Reach Your Goals. Presented at NudgeIt.North.
  • Bucher, A. (2020).  Reduce Risk and Reap Reward with Behavior Change Design. Keynote presentation at Financial Experience Design (FxD) virtual conference.
  • Lenneman, J., Jenness, J., & Bucher, A. (2020). Empower Consumers to Rise to the Automation Challenge. Panel discussion hosted by the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE).
  • Bucher, A. (2020). Set and Achieve Your Product Vision with Behavior Change Design. UX Y’All.
  • Bucher, A. (2020).  Personalize Your User Experience Using Behavior Change Science. Webinar hosted by Product Management Today (recording available with registration).
  • Bucher, A. (2020). Behavior Change Design for Products People Actually Use. Presentation to NHUXPA.
  • Bucher, A.. (2020). The Psychology of Trustworthy Digital Health Experiences. Virtual talk at UX Healthcare Frankfurt.
  • Bucher, A. (2020). Motivational Quality as a Driver of Change. Panel presentation at LASER Boston, hosted by swissnex.
  • White, E., Bucher, A., Hoel, J. B., & ter Weeme, P. (2020). Selling Longtermism. Panel discussion at virtual Broto: Art-Climate-Science event.
  • Edwards, I., Bucher, A., ter Weeme, P., & Siembieda, D. (2020). COVID’s Eco-Lesson in Behavior Change. Panel discussion at virtual Broto: Art-Climate-Science event.
  • Bucher, A. (2020). For the Love of Technology: How Digital Design Can Support Relatedness Needs. Keynote talk at the virtual Healthcare Experience Design (HxD) Conference.
  • Bucher, A. (2020). The Psychology of Trustworthy Digital Health Experiences. Scheduled to be presented at HIMSS 2020, presented virtually due to COVID-19.
  • Bucher, A. (2019). Designing Feedback Loops for Digital Products Using Psychology. Workshop presented at Unbox. Boston, MA.
  • Bucher, A. (2019). The Psychology of Engagement: How to Design for Behavior Change. Talk at Boston CHI. Boston, MA.
  • Bucher, A. (2019). Meaningful Engagement Through Behavior Change Design. Presentation at Health Experience Design (HxD). Cambridge, MA.
  • Pagoto, S., Bucher, A., Kirkman, E., & Mullane, S. (2019). Navigating Tensions: Weaving Academic Behavior Change Research Into Applied Digital Health To Optimise Results. Panel presentation at CBC Digital Health Conference: Behaviour Change For Health: Digital and Other Innovative Methods. London, UK.
  • Bucher, A. (2019). Meaningful Engagement through Behavior Change Design. Presentation at HIMSS Patient Engagement and Experience Summit, Orlando, FL.
  • Bucher, A., & Sucala, M. (2018). Transforming Participation to Engagement. Presentation at the Connected Health Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Allen, E., Bucher, A., Kennedy, B., Romano-Bergstrom, J., & Ryan, M. (2018). Should UXers Get a PhD? Panel discussion at UXPA International, Rio Mar, PR.
  • Bucher, A. (2018). Research + Psychology = Magic: How to Plan and Analyze Research with the COM-B Model of Behavior Change. Talk presented at UXPA Boston, Boston, MA.
  • Bucher, A. (2018). Improving Patient Engagement Through Design Psychology Principles. Webinar offered through PharmaVOICE.
  • Bucher, A. (2018). Designing for Behavior Change with the COM-B Framework. Workshop facilitated at the MITX DesignTech Summit, Cambridge, MA.
  • Bucher, A., & Nason, S. (2018). Adopt a Design Thinking Approach to Improve Medication Adherence and Develop Innovative Patient Solutions. Workshop at the 6th annual Patient Adherence and Engagement Summit.
  • Ahern, D. K., Bucher, A., Cole-Lewis, H., & Torous, J. (2018). The Value of Behavior Science for Effective Patient Engagement. Moderator of panel discussion at HIMSS, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Bucher, A. (2018). Behavior Change Interventions for Medical Bill Payment: A Systems Perspective. Poster presented at the CBC Digital Health Conference: Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and Beyond. London, UK.
  • Bucher, A. (2018). Planet As Patient: What Conservation Can Learn from Health Psychology. Talk presented at Sustainable UX, virtual conference. Video on YouTube.
  • Bucher, A. (2017). Planet As Patient: What Conservation Can Learn from Health Psychology. Talk presented at the World Wildlife Foundation Fuller Symposium, Washington, D.C. Video in Afternoon Sessions, starts around 22:50.
  • Bucher, A. (2017). Designing for Competence. Presented on the Motivation and Behavior Change panel at HxRefactored, Cambridge, MA. Video of panel presentations on Vimeo.
  • Bucher, A. (2017). Using Gamified Design to Amplify Outcomes: The Psychology of Badges. Presented at UXPA International , Toronto, ON. Slides on Slideshare.
  • Bucher, A., & Schwartz, S. (2017). The Art and Science of Applying Behavioral Economics to Digital Health Design. Presented at UXPA Boston, Boston, MA. Slides on Slideshare.
  • Bucher, A. (2017).  Highway to the Habit Zone: Driving Engagement for Behavior Change. Presented at the Habit Summit, San Francisco, CA. Slides on Slideshare.
  • Bucher, A., & O’Day, R. (2017). Moral Issues in Designing for Behavior Change. Presented at SXSW, Austin, TX. Video on YouTube.
  • Bucher, A. (2017). Motivational Psychology for Digital Health Interventions. Presented at HIMSS, Orlando, FL. Bucher_HIMSS_2017Handout.
  • Bucher, A (2017). Sustaining Change: Psychology-Based Tips for Maintaining Your Momentum. Presented at Sustainable UX, virtual conference. Video on YouTube.
  • Bucher, A., & Zoldowski, A. (2016).  Engagement Is Everything: Super-Charging Your Digital Products with Psychology. Presented at AHIP Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum, Chicago, IL.
  • Bucher, A. (2016). Workplace Connected Health Solutions. Panelist at Center for Connected Health Symposium 2016, Boston, MA.
  • Bucher, A. (2016). Behavior Change Isn’t Everything, It’s The ONLY Thing. Panelist at Next Edge Summit 2016, Boston, MA.
  • Bucher, A. (2016). Engagement Is Everything: How to Apply Psychology to Improve Digital Experiences. A Mad*Pow Webinar.
  • Bucher, A. (September 25, 2014). Digital health management: The role of motivation in changing behavior (在不断变化的行为中
    动机的作用). Presented at the ChinaSourcing Summit 2014, Hangzhou, China.
  • Bucher, A. (May 15, 2014). Motivate your user: Design psychology. Presented at UXPA Boston, Boston, MA.
  • Bucher, A. (February 25, 2014). The new social networking. Presentation at TEDxJNJ, Philadelphia, PA. Video on Vimeo.
  • Bucher, A. (2013). Hire better: Interview psychology. Class offered at Intelligent.ly, Boston, MA.
  • Bucher, A. (2012, 2013). Design psychology: Motivate your user, and User experience testing tools and tricks.  Classes offered on a recurring basis at Intelligent.ly, Boston, MA. (http://www.intelligent.ly/)
  • Bedrosian, R., And Bucher, A. (2012). The future of corporate health and happiness. Presented at the Future of Health Technology Institute, Boston, MA.
  • Bucher, A. (2011). Engage the patient with individually relevant health & wellness programming. Presented at the 5th annual Digital Pharma East conference,  Philadelphia, PA.
  • Bucher, A., & Schwartz, S.M. (2011). The Rx Factor: Critical drivers of adherence. Workshop presented at the 5thannual Engage Conference, HealthMedia, Chicago, IL.
  • Bedrosian, R., Bucher, A., & Wiet, S. (2011). Wake-up call: Sleep initiatives from Wellness & Prevention. Presented at the Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Sleep Disorders Conference, Raritan, NJ.
  • Schwartz, S.M., & Bucher, A. (2010). Critical drivers of adherence: The convergence of behavioral science, data and technology for impactful adherence solutions. Workshop presented at the 7th annual Patient Adherence & Engagement Summit, eyeforpharma, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Trahan, A. (2005). Stories about work: How narratives reveal social life.  Paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, Honolulu, HI.
  • Trahan, A., & Lee, F. (2005). I can’t tell you why I love my job: Insufficient justification as a predictor of low identity integration in females in business.  Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Trahan, A., & Sanchez-Burks, J. (2005). Ontological collectivism and attitudes toward diversity initiatives at work.  Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Trahan, A. (2005). The effects of group schemas on organizational life.  Symposium chaired at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Trahan, A., & Shih, M. (2004). Working to reduce stigma: Individual stigma management strategies in organizational contexts.  Paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, New Orleans, LA.
  • Trahan, A., Lee, F., & Cheng, C.Y. (2004).  Identity integration: Extending the model to the workplace.  Paper presented at the American Psychological Association (16th Annual Meeting, 2004), Honolulu, HI.
  • Trahan, A. (2004). Cross-cultural variations in the meaning of the supermodel prime.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (16th Annual Meeting, 2004), Honolulu, HI.
  • Trahan, A. (2004).  Identity salience and contingencies of self-worth.  Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology meetings, Austin, TX.
  • Trahan, A. (2003).  Affective aspects of social identity: The effects of identity salience on contingencies of self-worth.  Poster presented at the Self, Cognition, and Emotion: Kyoto University International Symposium, Kyoto-Michigan Collaboration in Psychology conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Trahan, A. (2003). Social identity and contingent self-worth: Valuing performance in identity-related domains.  Paper presented at the National Academy of Management meetings, Seattle, WA.
  • Trahan, A. (2003). Shifting social identities and organizational performance. Paper presented at the National Academy of Management meetings, Seattle, WA.
  • Trahan, A., and Shih, M. (2003).  Priming and performance: Examining the role of distraction.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (15th Annual Meeting, 2003), Toronto, ON.
  • Trahan, A., Pittinsky, T.L., Shih, M., and Ambady, N. (2002).  Virtual Amy: E-mail bias and stereotype consistent recall.  Hot Topic presentation given at the American Psychological Society (15th Annual Meeting, 2002), New Orleans, LA.

Interviews and media

Patents

  • Bedrosian, R.C., Bucher, A.M., et al. (2020). US10579866B2. Method and system for enhancing user engagement during wellness program interaction.
  • Catani, S., Matthes, J., Nikolovski, J., Bedrosian, R., Bucher, A.M., et al. (2020). US10614724B2. Systems and methods for wellness, health, and lifestyle planning, tracking, and maintenance.