Caring for Vincent: a chatbot for self-compassion

Minha Lee, S.C.A. Ackermans, N.L. van As, H. Chang, E.M. Lucas, Wijnand IJsselsteijn

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The digitization of mental health care holds promises of affordable and ubiquitously available treatment, e.g., with conversational agents (chatbots). While technology can guide people to care for themselves, we examined how people can care for another being as a way to care for themselves.We created a self-compassion chatbot (Vincent) and compared between caregiving and care-receiving conditions. Care-giving Vincent asked participants to partake in self-compassion exercises. Care-receiving Vincent shared its foibles, e.g., embarrassingly arriving late at an IP address, and sought out advice. While self-compassion increased for both conditions, only those with care-receiving Vincent significantly improved. In tandem, we offer qualitative data on how participants interacted with Vincent. Our exploratory research shows that when a person cares for a chatbot, the person’s selfcompassion can be enhanced. We further reflect on design implications for strengthening mental health with chatbots.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelCHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
UitgeverijACM/IEEE
Aantal pagina's13
ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-4503-5970-2
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StatusGepubliceerd - 2 mei 2019
Evenement37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019) - Glasgow, UK, Glasgow, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Duur: 4 mei 20199 mei 2019
Congresnummer: 37
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Congres

Congres37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019)
Verkorte titelCHI2019
LandVerenigd Koninkrijk
StadGlasgow
Periode4/05/199/05/19
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    Lee, M., Ackermans, S. C. A., van As, N. L., Chang, H., Lucas, E. M., & IJsselsteijn, W. (2019). Caring for Vincent: a chatbot for self-compassion. In CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [702] ACM/IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300932