Positive technologies for enhancing wellbeing: intervention proposals

Author/s Daniela Villani, Andrea Gaggioli, Giuseppe Riva
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/1 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 255-256 File size 221 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2015-001016
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Information and communication technologies are widely and rapidly spreading in people’s daily lives, supporting personal experiences of various kinds. By manipulating the quality of the experience, it’s possible to promote individual resources and to increase the level of well-being. But what is the possible role of the mass proliferation of digital devices in supporting well-being? The Positive Technology, the scientific and applied approach to the use of technology for improving the quality of our personal experience, helps us to meet this challenge. In this contribution we present the characteristics of personal experience that may be involved in the design and development of positive technologies and their effects on different levels of well-being: hedonic, eudaimonic and social /interpersonal technologies.

Keywords: Positive Psychology, Positive Technology, well-being, engagement, positive experiences.

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Daniela Villani, Andrea Gaggioli, Giuseppe Riva, Tecnologie positive per il benessere: proposte di intervento in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 1/2015, pp 255-256, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2015-001016