Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018, Boston, MA, USA, January 9–10, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Emerging Technology in Positive Psychology

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_12,
        author={David Yaden and Johannes Eichstaedt and John Medaglia},
        title={Emerging Technology in Positive Psychology},
        proceedings={Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. 7th International Conference, MindCare 2018,  Boston, MA, USA, January 9--10, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE},
        year={2018},
        month={10},
        keywords={Positive psychology Well-being Enhancement Psychopharmacology Noninvasive brain stimulation Linguistic analysis Virtual reality Mental health},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_12}
    }
    
  • David Yaden
    Johannes Eichstaedt
    John Medaglia
    Year: 2018
    Emerging Technology in Positive Psychology
    MINDCARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01093-5_12
David Yaden1,*, Johannes Eichstaedt1, John Medaglia
  • 1: University of Pennsylvania
*Contact email: dyaden@sas.upenn.edu

Abstract

Technological advances are providing the field of positive psychology with new means with which to potentially enhance well-being. Emerging interventions – such as those from psychopharmacology, noninvasive brain stimulation, apps, big-data computational linguistic analysis of social media, and virtual reality – often diverge in various ways from the primarily cognitive and psychosocial interventions more common in the extant positive psychology literature. This paper describes several of these emerging technologies and considers the effects that they may come to have on the science of well-being, and recommends that positive psychology discourse expand to more fully integrate biopsychosocial aspects of well-being.