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Positive Psychology & Technology

Welcome to the Positive Psychology & Technology Lab!

The Positive Psychology and Technology lab aims at developing and evaluating devices and interventions that enable people to live engaged, meaningful and pleasant lives, also in the presence of life adversities such as depression and chronic pain. The lab applies innovative experience sampling methods, experiments and intervention trials, yielding knowledge about positive emotions, positive behavior, resilience, well-being, technology, and their interrelationships. Moreover, the studies investigate how technologies and devices can be developed and implemented in an engaging. meaningful and, pleasant way, in order to be fully adopted.

Exemplary research projects

Monitoring resilience mechanisms in daily life

IGS Research Institute, University of Twente

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Hester Trompetter

How can we support partners of cancer patients

KWF | VUMC

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Nadine Kohle

Positive technology: What is the added value of gamification?

Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS)

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Saskia Kelders

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Recent Papers

  • Pots, W.T.M., Fledderus, M., Meulenbeek, P.A.M., Klooster, P.M. ten., Schreurs, K.M.G., Bohlmeijer, E.T. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a web-based intervention for depressive symptomatology: a randomized controlled trial. Accepted for publication in British Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Kelders, S.M., Bohlmeijer, E.T., Pots, W.T.M., van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. Comparing human and automated support for depression: a randomized, fractional, factorial randomized trial. Accepted for publication in Behaviour Research and Therapy.
  • Lamers, S.M.A., Westerhof, G.J., Glas, C.A.W., Bohlmeijer, E.T. (2015). The bidirectional relation between positive mental health and psychopathology in a longitudinal representative panel study. Journal of Positive Psychology, doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2015.1015156
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