Positive technologies for promoting emotion regulation abilities in adolescents

Esther Judith Schek*, Fabrizia Mantovani, Olivia Realdon, Joao Dias, Ana Paiva, Sarit Schramm-Yavin, Ruth Pat-Horenczyk

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In recent years there is a growing interest in the use of emerging advanced technologies in supporting well-being and health promotion. Although few existing programs employ innovative technologies to foster social and emotional learning in adolescence, they do not specifically focus on emotion regulation skills. Further, research in this domain has primarily tested the efficacy of these trainings with one type of measurement technique at a time, although most recent theories highlight that emotions are multi-dimensional and multi-component processes. With the above in mind and to overcome these limitations, we developed a technology-enhanced protocol for the enhancement of emotion regulation, based on evidenced based program, the Building Emotion and Affect Regulation, age-adjusted and combined with virtual characters and wearable physiological sensors. The objective of this paper is to present an overview of the design and development process of this innovative protocol: EmoRegulators.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationeHealth 360° - International Summit on eHealth, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsLaszlo Bokor, Frank Hopfgartner, Kostas Giokas
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319496542
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Summit on eHealth 360°, 2016 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 14 Jun 201616 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume181 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


ConferenceInternational Summit on eHealth 360°, 2016

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© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2017.


  • Adolescents
  • Emotion regulation
  • Positive technology


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