People use stories to give meaning to their personal experiences. We study how technology supports resilient stories that promote health and well-being. We use technology to analyse how such stories are told. And we use stories in the design of meaningful technologies. Our narrative approach thus provides people with a voice that counts in the complex world of health and care.
Main research projects
- The stories we live by
- Precious memories
- Stories on hospital care
- Workshop future letters and scenarios
- Lamers, S. M. A., Bohlmeijer, E. T., Korte, J., & Westerhof, G. J. (2015). The efficacy of life-review as online-guided self-help for adults: A randomized trial. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 70, 24-24. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu030.
- Sools, A. M., Murray, M., & Westerhof, G. J. (2015). Narrative health psychology: Once more unto the breach. Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 239-245. doi:10.1177/1359105314566616
- Truong, K., Westerhof, G. J., Lamers, S. M. A., & Jong, F. de. (2014). Towards modeling expressed emotions in oral history interviews: using verbal and non-verbal signals to track personal narratives. LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 29, 621-636. Doi: 10.1093/llc/fqu041
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