September 19, 2021
Life is Lived in the Moment – Studying Psychology in Real Time and Real Life
“After developing the Daily Diary Method, I wondered if that still wasn’t too gross. Life is lived in the moment. We don’t live in days. We live in moments.”
In today’s episode, host Dr. Adela Timmons welcomes Dr. Arthur Stone to the podcast. Professor Stone is a trained clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology and Director of the Dornsife Center for Self-Report Science at the University of Southern California. He is also Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University. He discusses the daily diary method, how he co-created Ecological Momentary Assessment, the Day Reconstruction Method, why research seems to be trending to smaller and smaller time periods, how self-monitoring can affect study outcomes, how he incorporates passive sensing in his studies, and what he sees as some of the biggest challenges facing this field of study.