Social Networking Library

  • The Use of Technology in Mental Health: Applications, Ethics and Practice
    A growing number of people have lived with the Internet all their lives, with concomitant increase in the use of new communications technologies in therapy and in training mental health practitioners.  Editors Kate Anthony, DeeAnna ...
  • Assisted Loving: True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad
    Bob Morris is lucky in love, a fact he doesn’t initially appreciate. Surrounded by people who care about him, Bob still feels lonely and adrift. He wishes he could find the right guy, the perfect ...
  • The Skinny on Networking: Maximizing the Power of Numbers
    Jim Randel’s The Skinny on Networking: Maximizing the Power of Numbers, is just what it promises, a very concise and entertaining little book that can be read in under an hour. It utilizes a simplified ...
  • Teens and Internet Pornography
    What should parents do when they discover that their young teen or preteen has been looking at pornography sites online? And what does it mean? Based on a survey of online victimization conducted by the ...
  • Cyberbullying and Teen Suicide
    The headline took my breath away. In a town close to mine, a 15-year-old had committed suicide due to cyberbullying. Described as a charming and well-liked young girl, she nonetheless crumbled when targeted ...
  • Finding Love after 60
    During the last few months of her life, my grandmother Ruth, then 93, was too frail for family to adequately care for at home. With much reluctance, she and we all agreed that a nursing ...
  • Match.com — Again
    I gave in. I signed up for Match.com again. Awesome new men were not appearing in my life without any effort on my part, so I decided to try online dating again. Online dating ...
  • Back to Match.com?
    Currently, I am interested in two men. Neither is viable as my new boyfriend. Dating in my 30s is different than dating in my 20s. I am able to more accurately assess ...
  • Facebook: Enough Already!
    I have now heard it said by a few different people: Facebook is over. The social networking tool that the world fell in love with has become so thoroughly embraced that it is ...
  • Social Networking Websites: What’s the Point?
    My local newspaper recently ran a story about how Facebook.com can ruin people's romantic relationships. The argument was that the site makes it too easy to get back in touch with former "significant ...
  • Coping with Sudden Unemployment
    With all that is happening in our economy lately, we all have to realize that we could fall victim to ‘downsizing’ or ‘organizational restructuring.’ Just as with any loss, you are likely to face many ...
  • Teaching Manners Breeds Empathy in Children
    "I don't teach my children manners," said my friend Sylvia. "I just teach them to treat people like they want to be treated." "Mmmm. Interesting concept," thought I. I asked what she meant. "Well, ...
  • Post-College Planning: Build Your References from the Start
    "Dr. H. Can I see you for a minute?" A student has approached me after class. "Sure." I'm always pleased when a student shows some interest. "Well. I was wondering. Can you write me a recommendation?" Now ...
  • The Importance of Friendship
    The causes of modern social problems, from divorce to homelessness and obesity, are often thought to be based in areas such as poverty, stress or unhappiness. But researchers suggest we are overlooking something crucial: friendship. ...
  • Fairness and Reciprocity in Friendships
    My friend Richard shook his head as he told me the story of his latest visit with his mother, Harriet, now in her late 80's. "I'd really like to see Mildred," she said. "So why don't you ...
  • Rx for Mental Health: Send Holiday Cards!
    It’s easy to get cynical about holiday cards. There certainly is a lot of pressure to send them for all the wrong reasons: Because the person sent one to us. Because it is a way ...
  • Dealing with That Roommate
    You know the one: That roommate; the one whose roomie can’t stand her; the one the whole floor talks about. That roommate has the reputation for being impossible, spoiled, demanding, self-centered, or just too weird. ...
  • The Benefits of Being an Introvert
    Extroverts have easier lives, it would seem, than those of us who place more value on peace and quiet. Popular culture appears to be in love with noise and speed, with high-energy, fast-paced TV shows, ...
  • Making the Most of a New Job
    Many people long to change careers, but are put off by fear of the unknown. It is a scary thought — in the new job you will not be able to rely on the ...
  • Surviving Valentine’s Day and Beyond: Coping with Relationship Stress
    With Valentine's Day fast approaching, our thoughts turn to the often-tricky area of romantic relationships. Along with the hearts and flowers come the inevitable difficulties, even in the best-suited couples. So let's not ignore the ...
  • Happiness and Government Around the World
    Happiness might be determined by geography. Adrian White and colleagues at Leicester University's School of Psychology analyzed data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other databases to create a global perspective of well-being. The "happiest ...
  • Teen Parties, Parent Responsibilities
    Teen parties can become parent nightmares. I’m not talking about get-togethers of a few friends for pizza and a DVD or some girlfriends sleeping over. I’m talking about big capital letter PARTIES! where a whole ...
  • The Quality of Online Support Communities: People not Posts
    The popularity of online communities has never been stronger, with the growth of new groups (such as YouTube) skyrocketing past those of old. But sometimes people and companies confuse what makes a popular community, well, ...
  • Organizing for Illness
    My grandmother once told me, "Getting older is not for sissies." As the health of her friends declined, she found it sad and painful not to be able to help in meaningful ways. Now in ...
  • Are You Lonely?
    Many years ago, when I was a young adolescent, an adult in my life said that she dreamed about a great chasm, a chasm so deep that she couldn't see to the bottom of it, ...

 

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