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Using Cyber Applications Towards Positive Psychology Interventions in Africa

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This paper describes “Positive Psychology” and its origins as well as its current status within the field of Psychology. Though the field is gaining rapid support in the rest of the world, it has not made the same progress in Africa, although its approach seems to form part of the continent’s indigenous knowledge systems and practices. In order to comment on possible future developments in this field, Africa’s fast increasing exposure to the cyber domain is illuminated, followed by examples of cyber domain interventions that have improved the well-being of Africans. Access to information and interactive communication seems to facilitate an increase in positive experiences, development of positive individual traits and positive communities, especially in the field of agriculture. This suggests that mobile applications and the cyber domain can be used as a platform for positive psychology interventions.
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hal-03525282 , version 1 (13-01-2022)

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Carien Van ‘t Wout, Joey Jansen van Vuuren, Anna-Marie Jansen van Vuuren. Using Cyber Applications Towards Positive Psychology Interventions in Africa. 14th IFIP International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC), Sep 2020, Tokyo, Japan. pp.207-221, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-62803-1_17⟩. ⟨hal-03525282⟩
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