A virtual psychosis experience develops empathy

We talk a lot about technology-supported psychological interventions for patients, but here's an example that turns the tables.  Drs. ...

Developing Altruism Through Virtual Reality

Potential opportunities for using technology to develop socio-emotional skills are increasingly promising. Take for example, altruism, the ...

SuperBetter Builds Personal Resilience

Then my phone looked me in the eye and said:  " Remember, enjoying positive social contact is the greatest thing you can do to improv...

Game to promote empathy and kindness

A team of researchers, including neuroscientist Professor Richard Davidson (Founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the ...

Games for personal and social wellbeing

How can games be leveraged to support wellbeing and human strengths?   Jane McGonigal , affiliate of the Institute for the Future, has bee...

The business of wisdom

Richard Eskrow critically explores the commercially-driven search for wisdom in silicon valley in the article " Buying Wisdom: The ar...

Technology for a wiser world

Just released, the Interactions feature article " Positive Computing: Technology for a wiser world " explores both a vision and...

CHI takes on design for wellbeing

The Interaction Design and Emotional Welbeing workshop at CHI 2012  was a "one-day workshop [bringing] together a diverse community o...

Positive computing for kids and teens

The recently released Oxford University Press title, Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development by Marina Umaschi Bers...

Young and Well Collaborative Research Center

Families, companies and now governments are realizing the impact of technology on young people's minds. The Young and Well Collaborativ...

Tech leaders call for organized "goodness"

Public and professional interest in the effects of technology on culture  (particularly on privacy) are ever making headlines.  A recent New...

Self-esteem and education

Healthy self-esteem is a critical component of wellbeing and, as such, essential for students aiming to reach their full potential.  Keenl...

Bedposted - quantifying the most intimate

The Quantified Self and Personal Informatics are two movements within the human-computer interaction community closely related to our ide...

The difficulty of keeping focused - a mind-map

This is not directly a positive computing resource, yet it is a fun mind-map about keeping focused. It was produced by Learning Fundamenta...