With older adults living longer than ever before, more in this age demographic are seeking ways to stay engaged, happy, and healthy in the nal decades of life following retirement. In this chapter, we discuss the many ways in which older adults can bene t from learning new technologies, including enjoying more functional independence, social connection, and cognitive engagement. We also discuss the barriers that prevent older adults from learning new technologies, including physical ailment and disability, skepticism over the bene ts, and stereotype threat. Finally, we introduce the concept of Langerian mindfulness and how learning to be mindful as opposed to mindless can help older adults over these barriers.

Bercovitz, K., Pagnini, F., Mindfulness as an Opportunity to Narrow the Grey Digital Divide, in Villani, D., Cipresso, P., Gaggioli, A., Riva, G. (ed.), Integrating Technology in Positive Psychology Practice, IGI Global, Hershey PA 2016: 214- 228. 10.4018/978-1-4666-9986-1.ch009 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/74781]

Mindfulness as an Opportunity to Narrow the Grey Digital Divide

Pagnini, Francesco
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2016

Abstract

With older adults living longer than ever before, more in this age demographic are seeking ways to stay engaged, happy, and healthy in the nal decades of life following retirement. In this chapter, we discuss the many ways in which older adults can bene t from learning new technologies, including enjoying more functional independence, social connection, and cognitive engagement. We also discuss the barriers that prevent older adults from learning new technologies, including physical ailment and disability, skepticism over the bene ts, and stereotype threat. Finally, we introduce the concept of Langerian mindfulness and how learning to be mindful as opposed to mindless can help older adults over these barriers.
Inglese
Integrating Technology in Positive Psychology Practice
9781466699861
IGI Global
Bercovitz, K., Pagnini, F., Mindfulness as an Opportunity to Narrow the Grey Digital Divide, in Villani, D., Cipresso, P., Gaggioli, A., Riva, G. (ed.), Integrating Technology in Positive Psychology Practice, IGI Global, Hershey PA 2016: 214- 228. 10.4018/978-1-4666-9986-1.ch009 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/74781]
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