Emotions, Technology, and Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128017371, 9780128018392

Emotions, Technology, and Health

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Sharon Tettegah Yolanda Garcia
eBook ISBN: 9780128018392
Paperback ISBN: 9780128017371
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th January 2016
Page Count: 250
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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
    • The Intersection Between Emotions, Technology, and Health
    • Telehealthcare Systems and Patient Interactions
    • Use of Technology to Promote Emotional Health
    • Technology in Clinical Treatment
  • Section I: Telehealthcare Systems and Patient Interactions
    • Chapter 1: Using Technology for Evaluation and Support of Patients’ Emotional States in Healthcare
      • Abstract
      • Doctor-Patient Communication
      • Types of Emotion
      • Using Technology to Support Healthcare Assessments
      • Physiological Responses and Detection
      • Artificial Intelligence
      • Computer Games and Simulations
      • Discussion
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 2: Patient Emotions and Patient Education Technology
      • Abstract
      • Overview
      • Meanings
      • Emotions
      • Patient Education Technology
      • Pedagogy
      • Discussion and applications
      • Summary
    • Chapter 3: Digitized Emotions in the Pocket: Social Computing and Mobile Mental Health (mMH) Applications
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Current Scientific Knowledge in Smartphone Health Applications Research
      • Future Research Directions
    • Chapter 4: Electronic Record Keeping and Psychotherapy Alliance: The Role of Concurrent Collaborative Documentation
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • EHRs: Changing the Landscape
      • The Emergence of Collaborative Documentation
      • The Alliance in Psychotherapy
      • Treatment Notes, Clients, and Technology
      • Involving Clients Through Collaboration and Transparency
      • Conclusion
  • Section II: Uses of Technology to Promote Emotional Health
    • Chapter 5: What Is Emotional About Emotional Robotics?
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgment
      • Emotional Robots in an Aging Society
      • Affective States in Different Types of Interactions
      • Acceptance of Paro and First Clinical Evaluations
      • Ethical, Political, and Social Psychological Considerations on the Use of Emotional Robots
      • Summary, Conclusions, and Future Research
    • Chapter 6: Memory, Media, Nostalgia, and Grief
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Memory, Representation, Language, and the Lacanian Gaze
      • Memory, Mediation, and Film
      • Memory, Mediation, and Online Art Communities
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 7: “The Stories We Tell Each Other”: Using Technology for Resistance and Resilience Through Online Narrative Communities
      • Abstract
      • Theoretical Grounding
      • Methods
      • Literature Review
      • Analysis
      • Discussion
      • Conclusion
      • Appendix
  • Section III: Technology in Clinical Treatment
    • Chapter 8: Technology Enhances Social-Emotional Intelligence in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Framework
      • Construct Overview
      • Social-Emotional Intelligence
      • Self-Awareness
      • Social and Emotional Technology Curricula
      • Science of Me Curriculum
      • Utilizing Technology to Support SEI Instruction
      • SymTrend: A Health Diary Journal
      • HeartMath EmWave Desktop Software and Inner Balance App: Stress Management Tools
      • The Trifecta: Self-Awareness, Stress-Management, and Social Competency through the Science of Me Curriculum and Technology
      • Outcomes
      • Future Exploration and Questions
      • Appendix A SEI and Stress Management Technology for Individuals with ASD
      • Appendix B SEI and Healthy Living Technology for the General Population
    • Chapter 9: Our Songs, Our Selves: Building Elder Community Through Teleconference Technology
      • Abstract
      • Session 1: Meet the Participants
      • Session 2: Our First Listening
      • Session 3: Opera Enthusiasts Unite
      • Session 4: Alone Together
      • Session 5: Grateful
      • Conclusion: Our Teleconference Community
    • Chapter 10: Interpersonal Media Used by Couples in Non-Proximal Romantic Relationships: Implications for Psychological Practice
      • Abstract
      • Nature and Scope of Non-Proximal Romantic Relationships
      • Telemental Health Interventions
      • Conclusion and Future Research Directions
  • Index


Emotions, Technology, and Health examines how healthcare consumers interact with health technology, how this technology mediates interpersonal interactions, and the effectiveness of technology in gathering health-related information in various situations. The first section discusses the use of technology to monitor patients’ emotional responses to illness and its treatment, as well as the role of technology in meeting the fundamental human need for information. Section Two describes the use of technology in mediating emotions within and between individuals, and addresses the implications for the design and use of devices that gather behavioral health data and contribute to healthcare interventions. The final section assesses different situations in which technology is a key component of the health intervention—such as tablet use in educating elementary school students with social skills difficulty, physical activity monitoring for children at risk for obesity, and teleconferencing for older adults at risk of social isolation.

Key Features

  • Shows how information on the internet significantly affects the medical decision-making process for many consumers
  • Describes current applications of social computing and quick access to mental health information on portable electronic devices
  • Discusses how cyber-communication may both impair and enhance one’s sense of humanity
  • Details the role of visual media in mediating emotion and memory of time


Psychology faculty, researchers, and clinicians in cognition, emotion, informatics, education, computer science, technology, and healthcare. (Specific sub-disciplines of medicine such as nursing, gerontology, etc, will serve as a secondary audience.)


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About the Series Volume Editors

Sharon Tettegah Series Volume Editor

Sharon Tettegah is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Former Program Chair of Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching and Agency in the College of Education, at the University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign. She has an appointment in the Cognitive Neuroscience in Bio-Intelligence at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. In addition, she is a Research Scientist and affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Her research centers on the intersection of STEM learning, Emotions, Equity and Social justice. She was also a Program Director in 2010-2012 at the National Science Foundation where she managed five programs in the Directorates of Education and Human Resources, Computer and Information Science and Engineering and including a NSF cross-cutting program on Science, Engineering, Education for Sustainability (SEES). She is also the Series Editor for Emotions and Technology with Elsevier, Academic Psychology Division.

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, National Center for Supercomputing Applications affiliate, University of Illinois, IL, USA

Yolanda Garcia Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University, AZ, USA