I'm (hopefully) starting a masters in social/consumer psych program soon and am looking to do research into gamification and its intersection with goal setting in the health/wellness arena.
As I was writing my statement of purpose and considering different things that gamification could do, it occurred to me that my fellow cavepeople might appreciate some sort of app or webite, similar to fitocracy, that might be able to turn our strange cavemen activities into a sort of game.
Some potential ideas I was kicking around that go above and beyond points/quests/challenges for eating a paleo (or paleo-esque) diet:
-You ate some offal? 10 points to Gryffindor! -Sprinted up a hill and then climbed a tree? 10 points for movnat -Got some Vitamin D in the form of actual sunlight? 10 points for looking cool -Turned off your TV for the night and played a board game with the family? -10 points for your tribal activites
Would folks be interested in something like this? Would people want an app where they could track these kinds of things, and compare/compete/socialize with other people also engaged in similar activities? What activities would people want to see available, if any?