Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Author(s)

Ryan WyniaFollow

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

12-1-2017

Abstract

Positive Computing literature does not consider the complex implications stemming from the evidence of computing technologies’ harmful effects. Moreover, present approaches to integrating well-being science into the design of interactive systems are built on deficit-oriented models. In response, a transversal, social constructionist paradigm of Positive Computing sensitive to the social complex and views technology as a part ofcivilization as a living, human construction is explored as a means of advancing the Positive Computing domain. The work argues the well-being of civilization needs to be routinely re-secured through the development of a metacognitive, affirmative competency that recognizessocial systems as capable of creating their own realities. To effectuate the change, adoption of an integral awareness of the socio-technical complex and a new, positively oriented model of design for interactive computing technologies are proposed.

Keywords

positive technology, positive computing, positive design, well-being technology, nurturant technologies, technology for well-being, technology for human flourishing, technology and well-being, technology and happiness, affective computing, social media and well-being, positive paradox, technology addiction, digital ethics, technology ethics

Topic

Well-Being/Flourishing, Relationships, Media/Journalism, Humanities, Other Topics,

Format

Thesis

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Date Posted: 02 May 2018