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Feeling Present in the Physical World and in Computer-Mediated Environments

  • John Waterworth
  • Giuseppe Riva

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology book series (PASCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. John Waterworth, Giuseppe Riva
    Pages 1-9
  3. John Waterworth, Giuseppe Riva
    Pages 10-25
  4. John Waterworth, Giuseppe Riva
    Pages 26-44
  5. John Waterworth, Giuseppe Riva
    Pages 45-56
  6. John Waterworth, Giuseppe Riva
    Pages 57-77
  7. John Waterworth, Giuseppe Riva
    Pages 78-90
  8. John Waterworth, Giuseppe Riva
    Pages 91-95
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 96-115

About this book

Introduction

This concise volume presents for the first time a coherent and detailed account of why we experience feelings of being present in the physical world and in computer-mediated environments, why we often don't, and why it matters - for design, psychotherapy, tool use and social creativity amongst other practical applications.

Keywords

Presence social presence interaction flow networked flow optimal experiences positive psychology HCI design evolution cognitive science consciousness activity theory neuroscience self embodiment action intention psychology perception computer creativity environment media psychotherapy

Authors and affiliations

  • John Waterworth
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Riva
    • 2
  1. 1.Umeå UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Catholic University of MilanItaly

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