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Lindsey LiebBy Lindsey Lieb
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Lindsey LiebBy Lindsey Lieb
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$671
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 7 2018 4:05 PM UTC +00:00

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About

Happego is a simple personal development app.  It helps strengthen your relationships, focus and perform at your best. Happego makes empathy easy!   

Currently testing on Google Play - check it out here -https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zoptal.hapego

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Help us bring this revolutionary new tool to life.  Contribute today :) 

What is it?

Happego is a personal development app.  It's always working & requires no effort or interaction.   It uses a simple scientific method proven to change behaviors, attitudes, biases & prejudices. 

Want to know more? 

Every time you wake up your device, you’ll be reprogramming your mind, erasing hidden biases and instilling habits for a healthier, happier life. 

Need a bit of positivity during a stressful day but don't have much time? Happego can help! Just install, select your goals, upload some of your own photos if you'd like. We does the rest. 

How does it work?  

The empathy pack flashes images of folks from all walks of life over 2,000 times per day - clearing the path for open minded and unbiased communication & relationships. 

Happego fills your screen with pictures for less than a second every time you wake it up.  (over 2,000 times per day according to 2016 study)

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Want to learn more about the science behind the app?   

Happego uses a psychological research tool called behavioral priming to change behaviors, attitudes, biases & increase kindness. Scientists have found that quick flashes of certain types of positive pics helps our relationships with different races / cultures / religions / lifestyles & increases our connections with our loved ones. 

Don’t worry if you’re new to priming, Happego will guide you through the set up. 

It's your pocket motivational coach.

○ Erase hidden prejudices.
○ Embrace diversity.
○ Train your mind subtly with no effort required. 
○ Be happy & healthy. 
○ Balance empathy & compassion.
○ Work on personal goals like creativity and self control. 
○ Create stronger bonds with your loved ones. 
○ Clear the path to open communication & relationships with everyone. 

Happ Goal Packs: 

Each pack has a series of subtle cues designed to help you skillfully manage many different areas of life.

Empathy Pack - Social priming has been shown to significantly & reliably reduce unconscious prejudices & biases. This pack of pre-loaded primes will increases human connectivity & erase unconscious biases with constant and regular primes of people from all walks of life. ALWAYS FREE 

Mindful Living- happego conditions the mind to create lasting change & shift your habits. Balanced living makes compassion easy.  

Removing internal stress = more room for empathy. 

Enhance Relationships- A recent study shows that regular positive priming of a loved one strengthens the bond. I

Inspiration- Motivation is easy & continuous with happego. 

Inner peace-  Serene images of nature have been linked to personal well being. 

Strengthen faith- Consistent priming of spiritually related cues encourages a deeper faith. 

Character development- Create new habits by subtly reminding yourself of who you want to be thousands of times per day. 

Emotional intelligence- Learn more about your internal emotional world to increase intimacy via subtle cue's created for self reflection. 

Happego motivates us to reach our chosen goals by flashing pictures for < 1 sec whenever we wake up our phone. 

Subscribers can also upload their own images or choose pre-loaded packs of pictures that are scientifically proven to prime lasting change. 

Happego is a patent-pending psychological priming app proven to: 

  • change behaviors & social attitudes
  • reduce implicit (unconscious) prejudices & biases 
  • motivate the user to achieving their chosen goals.  ​

Happego's goals & benefits are similar to the popular mindfulness meditation apps, but it requires little effort & much less time. The app uses established scientific tools often used in psychological research labs. These tools work by influencing the conscious and unconscious mind regularly & consistently throughout the day without interrupting normal activities. It's like having a vision board, therapist & hidden prejudices eraser on your phone, working even when you aren't.

Risks and challenges

We've run across a few challenges along the way. One we are still working on is branding. The app started out as Empathy App, then App Ego, Empathist, Hapego & now we are trying to decide on some version of HappEgo. You can see all the logo versions in the gallery and we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Psychological priming is a relatively new concept in the mainstream. Explaining what it is, how to use it & how it can help has been another hurdle that we are overcoming. We'd 💗 to hear your ideas!

Other than that we've been been pretty lucky. We are working with a great development team in India - Zoptal Solutions! Eshan Cheema is the lead developer & he's been an amazing resource! Rasvan, a freelancer from Romania has produced all of our videos! Todd Temple with T2Graphic Design in Knoxville, TN helped to finalize our current logo, Thx Todd! Plus we have worked with a few other really creative sub's along the way.

The awesome implicit bias researcher, Dr. Michael Olson (and his endless patience while being pestered with a billion questions over the past 6 years) was a huge inspiration in the development of happego.

We also really appreciate all of the time that empathy & altruism expert, Daniel C. Batson spent talking and emailing with Lindsey. His research, knowledge & kindness combined with Dr. Olson's has changed the way we, at happego, understand the world!

Shay Boswell in Knoxville, TN was a big part of developing the business plan & she kept realigning our focus back to the goal (balanced empathy). Thanks Shay!

With the $ raised we will continue prodding down the path towards a more balanced world.

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    The Empathist

    @ happego™, we 💗 empathy, connection & compassion! The empathy pack gives you all you'll need to infuse kindness into your life & the world.

    Receive updates about happego, as a bonus you'll get exclusive access to our backer list, which will let you vote on features, pictures and more. You'll also be listed as a certified empathist on our website.

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    Balancing Empathy e-book!

    By helping us shape the app & prime peace we will send you a free copy of "Balancing Empathy. Relating to Neurotics, Narcissists & Everyone in Between."

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    Happ E Go Lucky

    Prime priming for 6 months, making personal goals and development a cinch.

    INCLUDES:
    - Early access to the app for the whole duration of beta testing
    - 6 Month Full Subscription to App
    - Your name will be listed on our website as a certified empathist

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    Happego Centrist

    Prime priming for 6 months, making personal goals and development a cinch. Plus e-book, "Balancing Empathy, Relating to Neurotics, Narcissists & Everyone in Between."

    INCLUDES:
    - Early access to the app for the whole duration of beta testing
    - 6 Month Full Subscription to App
    - 25% Lifetime Discount to Subscriptions
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    Happy Ego = Happy Life

    Prime priming for 12 months, making personal goals and development a cinch.

    INCLUDES:
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    - 12 Month Full Subscription to App
    - 25% Lifetime Discount to Subscriptions

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    The Balancer

    Prime priming for 18 months, making personal goals and development a cinch. Group & family package included.

    INCLUDES:
    - Early access to the app for the whole duration of beta testing
    - 18 Month Full Subscription to App
    - 25% Lifetime Discount to Subscriptions
    - Prime your family or employees with the group package.

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    Learning curved

    You'll have first access to the education priming feature - learning made simple by constant and regular problems & puzzles. Perfect for kids devices. Also great for keeping our brains in shape.

    INCLUDES:
    - Early access to the app for the whole duration of beta testing
    - 18 Month Full Subscription to App
    - 25% Lifetime Discount to Subscriptions
    - Private evaluation and feedback during development of educational pack.
    - e-book "Balancing Empathy, Relating to Neurotics, Narcissists & Everyone in Between."

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    Extreme Empathist

    Pledge $800 or more & receive exclusive updates on Happego's social research division. Learn more about what primes contribute to compassion and which lead to division and hostility.

    INCLUDES:
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    - 18 Month Full Subscription to App
    - 25% Lifetime Discount to Subscriptions
    - e-book "Balancing Empathy, Relating to Neurotics, Narcissists & Everyone in Between."
    - Exclusive access to updates on social research.

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    Social Psychologist Package

    INCLUDES:
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    - Lifetime Full Subscription to App
    - E-book "Balancing Empathy, Relating to Neurotics, Narcissists & Everyone in Between."
    - Exclusive private evaluation & feedback on Happego's social research division.

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    Empathist Gone Wild

    Pledge $10,000 & we will start a competition in your honor. We'll ignite entrepreneurship and scientific thinking at local schools. The best 5-10 min video produced which explains how Happego works, all the ways it can be used. & all the benefits will receive a cash prize. $7,000 to the school's science program for first place, $2,000 for second, and $1,000 for third.

    Public, private, and cooperatives will be encouraged to get involved.

    *** this only applies once the original pledge goal has been reached.

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