Emotions, Technology, And Health by Sharon TettegahEmotions, Technology, And Health by Sharon Tettegah

Emotions, Technology, And Health

bySharon TettegahEditorYolanda E Garcia

Paperback | January 6, 2016

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Emotions, Technology, and Healthexamines 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.



  • 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
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-...
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Title:Emotions, Technology, And HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 6, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128017376

ISBN - 13:9780128017371

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Table of Contents

I. Telehealthcare Systems and Patient Interactions 1. Using Technology to Support Assessment of Patients Emotional States in Healthcare 2. The Role of Patient Education Technology in Increasing Patient Empowerment 3. Digitized Emotions in the Pocket: Social Computing and Mobile Mental Health (mMH) ApplicationsII. Technology and Emotional health 4. What is Emotional in Emotional Robotics? Emotion-Evoking Effects of Using Robots 5. Cyberhearts: Empathy and Humanistic Relations in the Use of Technology 6. Balancing Behaviors: Couples Argumentation via Different Media 7. Memory, Media, Nostalgia, and Grief: The Role of Online Images in Mediating Memory and EmotionIII. Technology in Clinical Treatment 8. Using I-Pad Applications in Social Skills Education and Counseling in an Elementary School 9. Jealousy, Anxiety, and Drama: Personal Fitness Technology and Narratives of Value 10. Positive Psychology and Web-Based Curriculum to Treat Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder 11. Our Songs, Ourselves: Building Elder Communities Through Teleconference Technologies