What is positive technology and its impact on cyberpsychology

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to introduce and describe the "Positive Technology" approach-the scientific and applied approach to the use of technology for improving the quality of our personal experience through its structuring, augmentation and/or replacement-as a way of framing a suitable object of study in the field of cyberpsychology and human-computer interaction. Specifically, we suggest that it is possible to use technology to influence three specific features of our experience-affective quality, engagement/actualization and connectedness-that serve to promote adaptive behaviors and positive functioning. In this framework, positive technologies are classified according to their effects on a specific feature of personal experience. More, for each level we have identified critical variables that can be manipulated to guide the design and development of positive technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Affective Quality
  • Connectedness
  • Engagement
  • Flow
  • Optimal Experiences
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Technology
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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