What makes us happy?

Youper utilizes techniques that have been developed and refined over many centuries. These techniques arise from the human search to understand the brain, the mind and the individual.

Throughout history, philosophers, wise men and geniuses have been studying and looking for the answer to how we can live happier lives. In recent decades, scientists, psychologists and doctors are joining this search, contributing with new perspectives and developing amazing techniques, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.

Hundreds of studies have already demonstrated that these techniques are effective at increasing focus, productivity, and personal and professional relationships while reducing stress, anxiety3, depression4, insomnia5, and chronic pain7.


Studies also show that psychological treatments can also be successfully applied as guided self-help or internet-based therapies4.

Self-guided approaches offer new possibilities to deliver effective treatments more easily to individuals and to lower the threshold for seeking help.

The American Psychological Association and the National Institute of Mental Health summarize the most common reasons on why people would choose internet-based therapy: convenience, lower costs, more comfortable to communicate, and more access5,6.

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers have found that interventions are most effective when people enjoy them.

Youper is always evolving by learning from every user and merging the latest scientific research with each user’s preferences and behaviors to create an engaging and enjoyable experience.

Our research

Our team of scientists and psychologists, led by Dr Jose Hamilton, is constantly feeding Youper with the latest scientific research about the mind and brain to better help you.

We’re also committed to pushing science about the mind and brain forward. We see Youper as a scientist that learns from thousands of users to understand how activities, behaviors, emotions, and thoughts are connected, and how we can create more personalized approaches for every person to feel their best.

In our latest research, in which we analyzed data from more than 50 thousands users, we discovered that the average time spent in conversation with Youper to produce positive changes in emotional health and mood is 7 minutes.

We also demonstrated that users who interacted at least once per week with Youper perceived significant reduction on anxiety level.

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Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press. May 4, 2015.

4. Psychological and pharmacological interventions for social anxiety disorder in adults: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Mayo-Wilson E, Dias S, Mavranezouli I, Kew K, Clark DM, Ades AE, Pilling S.

The Lancet Psychiatry. 2014;1(5):368–376.

2. Social fears and social phobia in the USA: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication.

Ruscio AM, Brown TA, Chiu WT, Sareen J, Stein MB, Kessler RC.

Psychological Medicine. 2008;38:15–28.

5. What you need to know before choosing online therapy.

American Psychological Association.

APA. 2017.

3. Cognitive factors that maintain social anxiety disorder: a comprehensive model and its treatment implications.

Hofmann SG.

Cognitive Behavior and Therapy. 2007;36:193–209.

6. Technology and the Future of Mental Health Treatment.

National Institute of Mental Health.

NIMH. 2017.