Disclosure with an emotional intelligent synthetic partner

F. Meijerink, P.P. van Maanen, A.J. van Vliet, Antinus Nijholt

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    Abstract

    To talk and write about one’s feelings has a beneficial effect on one’s physical and psychological health. More specifically, conversation evoking disclosure of emotions and traumatic events has a positive effect on one’s health, rather than chitchat. Astronauts on a mission are exposed to stressful situations, without the presence of a therapist or even comfortable communication with home base. Given that it is important one is able to express one’s feelings regularly, this situation clearly is a threat to success of enduring space missions. In this paper we discuss using an emotional intelligent relational agent to help solve this problem.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings workshop on Tools for Psychological Support during Exploration Missions to Mars and Moon
    EditorsI. Solodilova-Whiteley
    Place of PublicationSomerset, UK
    PublisherSEA (Group) Ltd
    Pages31-32
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2007
    EventWorkshop on Tools for Psychological Support during Exploration Missions to Mars and Moon 2007 - ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Duration: 26 Mar 200726 Mar 2007

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherSEA (Group) Ltd
    Number06472

    Workshop

    WorkshopWorkshop on Tools for Psychological Support during Exploration Missions to Mars and Moon 2007
    CountryNetherlands
    CityNoordwijk
    Period26/03/0726/03/07

    Keywords

    • EWI-10258
    • IR-64111
    • METIS-241667
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

    Cite this

    Meijerink, F., van Maanen, P. P., van Vliet, A. J., & Nijholt, A. (2007). Disclosure with an emotional intelligent synthetic partner. In I. Solodilova-Whiteley (Ed.), Proceedings workshop on Tools for Psychological Support during Exploration Missions to Mars and Moon (pp. 31-32). Somerset, UK: SEA (Group) Ltd.