I presented a virtual booth (short paper) on the topic of “BTS and positive psychology: New pathways for exploring BTS’ effect on well-being” at Rhizome Connect, a virtual social and scholarly event for BTS fans. The conference took place August 7 – 16, 2020 and was presented by the Rhizomatic Revolution Review, a peer-reviewed publication about BTS.
The purpose of my booth was to introduce the field of positive psychology to BTS fans who are not already familiar with it, and to explain why positive psychology can be a productive lens for studying, analyzing, and amplifying the positive effect that BTS has on many fans’ well-being. I propose a number of potential collaborative projects for both research and practice in positive psychology related to BTS.
I also share part of my story of discovering BTS, illustrating why they are so important to me both personally and professionally.
Read my full presentation here
See also: my contributions to the Rhizome Connect conference’s experience team, including facilitation and event production.