About this Research Topic
This perspective-shifting Research Topic will bring together interdisciplinary approaches to illuminate the positive potential of digital technology. Drawing on a biopsychosocial framework of well-being, the studies in this issue will highlight the biological, psychological, and social aspects of how technology can positively influence multiple domains of humans flourishing. The social dimension intersects with socio-technical approaches when considering the design and impact of technologies. Researchers will present innovative research that recognizes how digital technology tools can be developed and/or used to enhance wellbeing, which might include, but is not limited to, personal health and happiness, mental wellness, and social connections. This Research Topic will cover such topics as the development and deployment of mobile health (mHealth) interventions, strategies and best practices for engaging with technology in beneficial ways, and approaches that highlight how developers and users can design and use technology to maximize well-being.
The themes of this Research Topic will span across multiple domains and may include (but are not limited to) areas that demonstrate how technology plays a role in physical health, mental health, optimizing social connection, educational interventions, stress management, work/life balance, strength building, self-actualization, COVID-19 mitigation, and human-computer interaction.
Articles types should match the stage of research and proposed contribution of the work (e.g., empirical work, formative studies, conceptual papers). We encourage authors to consider brief research reports and mini reports for papers with contributions that are more limited in scope. Opinions will be accepted if they can provide constructive discussion on recent findings or methods in this field.
Keywords: positive psychology, cyberpsychology, positive technology, digital technology, digital media, smartphones, social media, virtual reality, augmented reality, AI, well-being, happiness, emotion, affect, life satisfaction
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.