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  1. Research

    Design for Pride in the Workplace

    Pride is one of the most meaningful experiences in daily life. Many psychological studies emphasize self-oriented and event-based achievements as the main sources of pride, whereas work from organizational man...

    Yichen Lu and Virpi Roto

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:6

    Published on: 4 July 2016

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    Promoting Positive Affect through Smartphone Photography

    With the increasing quality of smartphone cameras, taking photos has become ubiquitous. This paper investigates how smartphone photography can be leveraged to help individuals increase their positive affect.

    Yu Chen, Gloria Mark and Sanna Ali

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:8

    Published on: 4 July 2016

  3. Research

    Form Matters: Design Creativity in Positive Psychological Interventions

    The current article explores the effect of design on the efficacy of behavioural intervention technologies (BITs). With a user-centred design process, colourful key ring coins were created as a means of introd...

    Pieter M. A. Desmet and Maria C. Sääksjärvi

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:7

    Published on: 4 July 2016

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    Technology and Reflection: Mood and Memory Mechanisms for Well-Being

    We report a psychologically motivated intervention to explore Technology Mediated Reflection (TMR), the process of systematically reviewing rich digital records of past personal experiences. Although TMR benef...

    Artie Konrad, Simon Tucker, John Crane and Steve Whittaker

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:5

    Published on: 15 June 2016

  5. Research

    Communication Styles of Interactive Tools for Self-Improvement

    Interactive products for self-improvement (e.g., online trainings to reduce stress, fitness gadgets) have become increasingly popular among consumers and healthcare providers. In line with the idea of positive...

    Jasmin Niess and Sarah Diefenbach

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:3

    Published on: 6 June 2016