Positive Psychological Interventions and Information and Communication Technologies

Positive Psychological Interventions and Information and Communication Technologies

Rosa M. Baños (University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain), Ernestina Etchemendy (Instituto Carlos III, Valencia, Spain), Alba Carrillo-Vega (University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain) and Cristina Botella (University Jaume I, Spain)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3432-8.ch083

Abstract

Since the advent of Positive Psychology there has been a connection between positive psychological interventions (PPIs) and the digital world. The development of PPIs, especially those delivered online, is becoming widespread within and outside the scientific field. Therefore, there is currently a need for accurate information that provides a critical view of all the interventions currently available. This chapter presents an updated review of the relationship between these two fields (PPIs and technologies), and discusses relevant considerations that should be taken into account when technologies are used to deliver PPIs, as well as the elements that can moderate their effectiveness. The final aim of the chapter is to provide readers with basic tools to make critical judgments about PPIs delivered via a technological format.
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Relationship Between Ppis And Icts: Definitions

The application of technology to the field of PPIs has led to the emergence of different terms and definitions that try to capture this interaction. The terms are summarised below:

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