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Professor Guiseppe RIVA

Full Professor, General Psychology and Communication Psychology,  Catholic University of Milan

Head Researcher, Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Laboratory (ATN-P Lab)

Professor Giuseppe Riva is the Director of Humane Technology Lab at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Prof. Riva is also European editor for the CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking journal and Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine. He is also co-founder and co-chair of the Cybertherapy International Conference. Prof. Riva has studied a lot of applications of positive technology as treatment of mental illness, such as anxiety disorder (Fernández-Álvarez, Di Lernia & Riva, 2020), cognitive impairment (Tuena et al., 2021), posttraumatic stress disorders (Riva et al., 2010), etc.

 

He did not just explore new application treatments to enhance the effectiveness of immersive technologies on mental illness, he even developed a self-help protocol for people to overcome the psychological burden under the pandemic of coronavirus with his team (Riva et al., 2020). Besides, he also discovered that positive technology could promote the psychological well-being by fostering positive emotional states, promoting engagement, self-empowerment, social integration and connectedness during the COVID-19 (Riva, Mantovani & Wiederhold, 2020).

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