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Theory, Research and Practice

Table 3 Themes of coded qualitative data

From: Promoting Positive Affect through Smartphone Photography

Condition Themes Number
Selfie Changed mood, due to feeling more confident, comfortable, or creative in smiles 5
  Constraints: brought more stress; inconvenient; repetitive smiles became boring 4
Personal Became more mindful, reflective and appreciative 9
  Became aware that things around them served as important sources of happiness 5
Other Receiving responses from the recipients of the photos made participants happy 7
  Helped the participants communicate their current situation 6
  Took photos of things that embedded shared memories 4
  Connecting with strong ties reduced their stress 6
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