Do you ever wonder if there is some rhyme or reason to how you think? How often are your thoughts focused on troubling topics, the past, the future, or memories and imaginative thinking? Mind Window helps you to track the way that you uniquely think and discover how these patterns of thought may affect your well-being.
Mind Window is part of a scientific research project, developed at the University of Arizona, to develop a large international database of thoughts in daily life. The purpose of this app is to identify patterns of thought by asking questions about user’s thoughts at random moments throughout their day-to-day life.
- Allows you to help develop an international research database of patterns of thought
- Check-ins provide a convenient reminder so that you can track your thoughts throughout the day
- Let you discover what kinds of thoughts are commonly on your mind
- Learn about the patterns of thought you have
- Receive feedback that helps you identify how your thinking may impact your well-being
- Explore changes in thought patterns over time
- Choose an assistant to serve as your guide while using the app
- Explore results by day, week, month, or all times
- Using Mind Window will allow you the opportunity to participate in upcoming and collaborative research in psychology, genetics, and neuroscience.
*** An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.
*** Please note that Mind Window is a tool for use in scientific research. Users must be at least 18 years of age and fluent in English. An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.
The ‘Study Participation’ section has been updated in order to accommodate additional studies that some Mind Window users might be involved in.
Ratings and Reviews
Problem with receiving notifications.
In general, I find this app easy to use and sort of interesting. I am hard of hearing however, and despite using hearing aids, often miss notifications. Adding an option for vibrations and repeated sound notifications would help. I couldn’t find a place to report this on the website.
As an addendum, I realized as I sat in a quiet place this morning with my phone in my pocket, that there is a very brief vibration associated with the notification. If I were doing anything the least bit active, however, I doubt that I’d notice it.
Needs a pause feature, or I'm gonna kill my phone
I'm happy to help research, but there needs to be a way to pause the alerts for a while. My husband is in the final stages of Alzheimer's and I'm just sitting by his bed thinking morbid thoughts and trying not to think them. The notifications, even if I don't open them, make me think. When I do respond, I don't think my thoughts are representative enough of a functioning human to be helpful, and my comments end up being a barrage of anger directed at the app for making me think and for taking my thoughts in odd directions. (Is waiting for my husband to die a goal? If I accidentally feel positive for a moment, am I an evil person?) If I delete the app, I will never reinstall it because it will be a reminder of all this, so I'm trying not to delete it. Really need to have a pause button.
Developer Response ,
So sorry to hear about your situation. Although there is no 'pause' button, if you ever want to temporarily stop the notifications, you can log out of Mind Window in the 'Account' tab. When you want to start them again, you can log back in.
Another option would be to go to the Settings app and click on the 'Notifications' item. From there, you can find the Mind Window listing, select it, and turn off 'Allow Notifications'. You could then turn them back on when you're ready.
Again, we're very sorry to hear about what's happening with your husband. The sort of thoughts and feelings that you're having are not uncommon for those who have to be in the situation you're living through. We hope that you both find support and peace in the coming days.
Psychology Study App
Application ran smooth and was easy to use. Felt a little repetitive but I understand the purpose of that. Overall, a good app.
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