What's So Bad About Facebook Editing Our Feeds?

The internet has been ablaze the past few days with commentary on Facebook’s non-consensual “mood manipulation” research. You can read the paper based upon the study here. It has been critiqued by many, including Violet Blue, who writes in Facebook: Unethical, Untrustworthy, and now Downright Harmful, about the choice to tamper with 689,003 people’s emotional well-being, but … Continued

Results of Study on Therapist-Client Interactions on the Internet

Therapist-Client Interactions on the Internet Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey. The summary of the results of the research Dan Taube, J.D., Ph.D. and I conducted on psychotherapists who have had intentional and accidental extra-therapeutic encounters with their clients on the Internet are posted on my research page. A larger slideshow can … Continued

Update: Findings on Research on Therapists on the Internet

If you are looking for the results of the survey on therapists encountering client information on the Internet, please note that we have extended our data collection period. Results of our survey will be posted on this blog by August 30th, 2010. Please check back then.

Call for Research Participants: Mental Health Providers on the Internet

December 17, 2009 Dear Therapists, Our names are Keely Kolmes and Dan Taube and we are licensed psychologists who would like to request your participation in our research on the effects of encountering client information on the Internet on practicing therapists. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Alliant International University. … Continued

Recruitment for Research: Seeking Practicing Therapists Who Use the Internet

October 19, 2009 Dear Therapists, Our names are Keely Kolmes and Dan Taube and we are licensed psychologists who would like to request your participation in our research on the effects of encountering client information on the Internet on practicing therapists. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Alliant International University. … Continued

Happiness & Its Causes Conference Coming to SF

If you’re going to be in San Francisco on November 24th-26th, you may want to consider attending the Happiness & Its Causes Conference which will feature workshops all exploring happiness. The conference will bring together psychologists, philosophers, scientists, educators, business people, artists, and healthcare workers and promises to be both educational and inspirational. Unfortunately, I … Continued