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Digital Therapy: The Role of Digital Positive Psychotherapy in Successful Self-regulation

  • Elin Olsen
  • Pål Kraft
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5033)

Abstract

We are currently developing a digital positive psycho-therapy intervention. The intervention will be presented at the 3rd International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2008. By means of installing positive emotions, digital positive psycho-therapy may help prevent ego-depletion and hence increase the chances for successful self-regulation. This may turn out to be an important component in many health behaviour interventions. The current paper discusses some basic insights regarding how digital psychotherapy interventions can be designed and why they hold the potential to make a valuable contribution.

Keywords

Digital Therapy Self-Regulation Positive Psychology Digital Positive-Psychotherapy Behaviour Change Health Psychology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elin Olsen
    • 1
  • Pål Kraft
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Changetech ASOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of OsloBlindernNorway

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