Opening the black box of daily life
ESM in Psychopathology
The study of persons in the context of normal daily life may provide a powerful and necessary addition to more conventional and cross-sectional research strategies in
psychopathology. The Experience Sampling Method (ESM), also known as Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA), is a mobile assessment approach designed to measure thoughts, mood, symptoms, and contextual information in the flow of daily life.