Conceptualising and Measuring Digital Emotion Regulation

Digital Emotion Regulation

This project aims to develop a theoretical framework and novel technologies to investigate how, when and why people engage in digital emotion regulation. Existing research shows that individuals often use digital technologies to shape their emotions; yet social norms often cast such technology use as disrespectful or distracting. The discrepancy between the practice and perception of digital emotion regulation is due to the lack of a systematic understanding of this behaviour. This project aims to develop a novel framework for better understanding digital emotion regulation, new research tools that measure it, and evidence-based recommendations for how to incorporate digital emotion regulation in everyday settings which will benefit individuals, businesses and society.

The evidence provided by this project will inform the societal debate about technology overuse and its impact on work, education and interpersonal relationships. The created knowledge will inform policy-makers, designers, and end-users about appropriate use of technology in everyday settings. The project will produce a validated mobile tool for capturing digital emotion regulation which will enable other scientists to conduct further research.

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Project Information

Funding Source Funding Source ARC DP190102627
Project Timeframe 2019-2021

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