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ONLINE THERAPY – Shortfalls in Online Therapy

Virtual support groups might make some conditions worse rather than better. These observers worry that the lack of nonverbal cues diminishes a therapist’s ability to read and ultimately relate to a client. The ethics of some commercial, Internet-based therapists. practical warning is more imperative for those who elect to seek help in the forums. People […]

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ONLINE THERAPY – Communicating Support in Online Therapy

People are attracted to online therapy for a number of reasons. These groups offer people both informational support (e.g., links to useful Web sites, experiences of other participants) and emotional support (e.g., messages of comfort or encouragement). The two most common types of communication occurring in virtual support groups are actually statements of support and […]

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ONLINE THERAPY – Coming to Online Therapy

Despite the potential for self-destructive behavior, many people turn to the Internet for support and guidance in coping with life’s problems. The American Psychological Association (2000) claims that some 60 million people look to the 15,000 available sites to find health-related information on the Internet. Among these sources are sites such as HelpHorizons.com, which allows […]

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Internet Addiction Disorder

Research on Internet usage suggests that greater use of the Internet has a detrimental effect on one’s well-being According to a research team from Carnegie Mellon University, the more that participants used the Internet, the less likely they were to communicate with members of their household; moreover, their social circles were likely to grow smaller, […]

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Tim Berners Lee

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information sharing between scientists in universities […]

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Blade Runner: More Human than Human

Where cyberpunk fiction and popular film converged most impressively was in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film noir classic, Blade Runner (Deeley et al., 1982). The film features a sparse plot set in Los Angeles of the near-future, a site where “replicants” have escaped an “off-world colony” to seek their maker, Dr. Eldon Tyrell. Although his corporation’s […]

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2001: A Space Odyssey—Confronting Technology

Since its release in 1968, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has confounded its viewers. As some critics have noted, 2001 is a Rorschach film blot; when you stare at it closely, you end up studying your own assumptions about the world. The film illustrates the role of computer technology in the transformation (or potential […]

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J.C.R Licklider

Known as the Father of the Internet, Licklider was born in 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at the Washington University and graduated in Physics, Maths and Psychology. His main vision was to create computers for decision making. He wanted to build a network of computers to transfer information, also known as ARPANET, later […]

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