COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE LECTURES SERIES ORGANIZED BY The IEEE


Alice Chirico

Andrea Gaggioli

"Positive Technology: Promoting emotional well-being and positive change through advanced interactive technologies"
Speakers:
Andrea Gaggioli and Alice Chirico (Catholic University of Milan, Italy)
Abstract:
Although many scientific efforts have been devoted to acknowledging the risks of digital technologies, the question of how computers could be used to improve people's well-being hasbeen much less explored. This was the main motivation for the development of a novel research area—Positive Technology—which aims at investigating how technology-based applications and services can be used to foster positive growth of individuals, groups and institutions. In the last 10 years, research in Positive Technology has attracted increasing attention from an interdisciplinary community of scholars, leading to many conference papers, dedicated symposia and workshops, special issues in journals, and edited books. As an emerging area of research, considerable efforts have been spent on developing conceptual pillars and levels of analysis, as well as on the definition of frameworks for bringing well-being principles into the design of interactive systems. At the methodological and applied level, research on Positive Technology has focused on the design, development, and validation of novel digital experiences that aims at promoting positive change through pleasure, flow, meaning, competence, and positive relationships. In this talk, we will focus on the main tenets of positive technology, with a particular focus on the role that digital tools can play in promoting emotional wellbeing. .
Short Bio:
Andrea Gaggioli is full professor of psychology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. His main focus is on "Positive Technology", a topic at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience and interactive design, which studies how digital tools can be used to help individuals achieve greater wellbeing. Dr Gaggioli has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Science and Nature and served as a keynote at EuroVR, Persuasive Technology, Design & Emotion, Supporting Health by Tech conferences and several others. His research has been featured in international media outlets, including The New York Times, Die Zeit, Reuters and Scientific American.
Alice Chirico is post-doc in psychology at the at the Department of Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. Alice\u2019s main research focus is on complex emotional experiences, such as awe and flow, and on the role of advanced interactive technologies for the study of these affective states.
Date:
Thursday, December 12th, 2019 - time 11:30 am
Location:
DIBRIS, Valletta Puggia, Conference Hall (322), III floor - Via Dodecaneso 35, Genova 

 

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