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"If you train behavior change scientists or clinical practitioners this book has ideas you can use. Educational technology can be especially valuable for teaching in the complex intersection of psychology and health and this slim volume offers many heuristic examples.
Several chapters impressed me. Miguel Sabido's method which "applies behavioral change theory through creative mass media outlets" and results in "entertainment with proven social benefit" (p. 7). Literally hundreds of television programs around the world have benefitted millions with better health.
Gregerson's lists (pp. 10-13) of books on the issues and uses of cinema in medical humanities, self and graduate education, and especially psychology is an invaluable.
Wallin offers many hints to make our internet searching more productive. By including the terms and formats she offers the searcher becomes the finder: time saving, homing in, and best, finding the highest quality resources. The ways to evaluate the quality of a website (do not use is visual appeal) are especially valuable in our state of information overload. She also explains how to use specialized tools to organize what we find.
Two fine chapters address first, telemedicine competencies helpfully separating technology competencies from clinical competencies and from outreach competencies, and then conceptualizing the educators' roles in maximizing patient's self care, incorporating best practices, and then evaluating the outcomes.
The volume is capped with a chapter on ethical issues in media psychology with a dozen short examples of the kinds of errors and omissions we might make in dealing with the media.
All in all, a fine set of chapters introducing important topics and offering valuable resources." (Ed Zuckerman, Ph.D., June 2011)
“Gregerson … provides seven articles, a foreword, and a preface that cover examples of the role of technology in education, health, and mental health. … presents many visual examples from websites of how consumers should evaluate the quality of mental health and psychology sites. … explains how to use Google and other search engines, how to filter by domain, and how to use sidebars, ‘wedgewords,’ ‘feeds,’ and Google Scholar. … is invaluable for undergraduate professors to inform students … on research uses of the Internet.” (Dolores McCarthy, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 56 (43), October, 2011)