Positive Technology for Helping People Cope with Stress

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Abstract

The emerging convergence of new technologies and health care is offering a new approach to support effective interventions. This chapter aims to describe how Positive Technology can help people cope with stress in several contexts. On the one hand, the potential capacity of sensor technologies to offer individuals the technology with which to monitor certain biological signals known to be associated with stress might serve to promote engagement with a mediated experience for stress management. On the other hand, the chapter focuses on the hedonic and eudaimonic experiences supported by technology in terms of inducing positive affective states and supporting personal growth by teaching strategies to reduce stress and enhance well-being. To further connect mediated experiences with real ones, the Interreality approach (IR) allows for the combination of assessment and intervention as inseparable parts of the general process of coping with stress.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteIntegrating Technology in Positive Psychology Practice
EditorDaniela Villani, Pietro Cipresso, Andrea Gaggioli, Giuseppe Riva
Pagine316-343
Numero di pagine28
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016

Keywords

  • Stress, Anxiety, New Technologies, Coping

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