Psychological Perspectives on Empowerment


Jesper Leroux (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

Psychological Perspectives on Empowerment opens with a discussion aiming to show how open source software communities indeed nurture empowerment in several senses. However, the authors also show that open source software communities pose several challenges to empowerment. As an example, numerous usability interventions in open source software development are analyzed, in which usability practitioners have offered their expertise.

Next, this compilation assesses the extent to which empowerment, role stress, social support and perceived satisfaction of work differ with the implementation of an accreditation program.

The relationships between the use of the internet for health purposes and patient empowerment are analyzed using e-health literacy as a mediator variable, providing relevant implications for health organizations.

Lastly, the discourses of love and rape in relation to the female body are explored in the context of in The Salesman, an Oscar-winning Iranian film by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Empowered or Disempowered? An Analysis of Usability Practitioners’ Interventions in Open Source Projects
(Mikko Rajanen and Netta Iivari, Interact Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland)

Chapter 2. Improvements in the Implementation of a Program of an Accreditation Process: The Role Played by Structural Empowerment, Role Stress, Social Support and Attitudes at Work
(Helena de Almeida and Carina Santos, Professor and Researcher, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. Patient Empowerment in the Internet Era: The Role of E-Health Literacy
(Ylenia Cavacece, Andrea Moretta Tartaglione and Giuseppe Russo, Department of Economics and Law, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy)

Chapter 4. Empowerment of Missing Bodies: A Discursive Analysis of “The Salesman” Movie by Asqar Farhadi
(Maryam Paknahad Jabarooty, PhD, Talmage College of Liberal Arts, Hannam University, Daejeon, South Korea)


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