WOOP app

WOOP  By WOOP
Features 
  • Goal setting 
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Cost

Free

What does the app do?

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WOOP is the acronym for Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan i.e. you think about your ultimate goal, the best possible outcome, the personal obstacle(s) that stand in the way, and the plan for getting around those roadblocks. Users choose a domain, either professional, health or interpersonal and a time frame (24 hours, 1 month or no time frame). You then think about a wish, then an outcome, imagine the outcome, identify your obstacle, imagine the obstacle and then draw up a "if-then" plan to overcome obstacles. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

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PROS CONS 

✔ Simple, easy to use

✔ Uses an evidence method of goal setting called “mental contrasting with implementation intentions

✘  Limited explanation of the technique

✘ The app is bare-bones.

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Review details

Date of review: April 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 4.4
Download size: 8.83 MB
Updated on: 22/02/2018

Learn more

Saddawi-Konefka D, Baker K, Guarino A, et al. Changing Resident Physician Studying Behaviors: A Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Goal Setting Versus Use of WOOP. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug;9(4):451-457.

Christiansen S, Oettingen G, Dahme B, Klinger R. A short goal-pursuit intervention to improve physical capacity: a randomized clinical trial in chronic back pain patients. Pain. 2010 Jun;149(3):444-52.

Sailer P, Wieber F, Pröpster K, et al. A brief intervention to improve exercising in patients with schizophrenia: a controlled pilot study with mental contrasting and implementation intentions (MCII). BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Sep 3;15:211.

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Credits: Editorial team. Last reviewed: 30 Apr 2018