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Provider Resilience | t2health

Provider Resilience | t2health | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
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This type of app could be useful for other highly stressful/traumatic occupations, including first responders.

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Levebee App - Individual Reading Coach

Levebee App - Individual Reading Coach | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
Training app for kids with dyslexia/reading issues. Free diagnostics. Fully individual & adaptive.
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Levebee is an extension of their Legentas reading app developed for adults in 7 different languages. For the Levebee app they have teamed up with the Kildonan School, an elementary and secondary school for children with dyslexia.

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Can Your App Avoid FDA Regulation? 4 Questions to Ask | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

Can Your App Avoid FDA Regulation? 4 Questions to Ask | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
By Keith Barritt   Should you submit your app for FDA clearance? Keith Barritt of Fish and Richardson, a law firm specializing in medical device-related litigation, offers some quick tips to guide you.
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Helpful summary of FDA regulations and mHealth apps.

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Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Seeks Applications for Mental Health Research

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Seeks Applications for Mental Health Research | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in support of interventions that address major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems....
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Depression: There's Really a Game App for That?

Depression: There's Really a Game App for That? | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
Digital games prompt users to do simple tasks that research has shown to reduce depression and anxiety. And some are undergoing clinical trials.
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Jane McGonigal should be commended for conducting clinical trials on SuperBetter. We need more evidence-based behavioral apps! The next question is, can they be implemented as part of behavioral treatment protocols?

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Remote mental health startup AbilTo gets $6M from Blues | mobihealthnews

Remote mental health startup AbilTo gets $6M from Blues | mobihealthnews | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
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Faith in Neuroscience by Emma Burrows, Anthony Hannan and Faith Lamont

Faith in Neuroscience by Emma Burrows, Anthony Hannan and Faith Lamont | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
What do iPads, computer games, learning, and cute little mice have in common?
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The takeaway message from this crowdsourcing project is that researchers need to be able to communicate the importance of their work to gain public support, particularly in age of diminishing research funds.

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UF finding great success with online anxiety counseling

UF finding great success with online anxiety counseling | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
The University of Florida's counseling and wellness center has launched a novel program that provides therapy to patients with anxiety disorders -- all over a computer screen.
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This therapeutic approach to anxiety couples therapy-assisted online counseling with a smartphone app for homework and reminders. In the short-term it appears to show real promise. The question is, will the intervention show a long-term benefit?

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UQAM | Web Science & the Mind 2014

UQAM | Web Science & the Mind 2014 | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
Ecole d'été en sciences cognitives 2014 de l'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Summer School in Cognitive Sciences 2014 at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
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Web Science and the Mind.

Dates: 7 to 18 July 2014

The Summer Institute will be held in English.

 

The Institute is intended for:

graduate and post-graduate students from the participating disciplines: cognitive science, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, psychology, philosophyfaculty members, scholars, engineers, and professionals from these disciplines.

 

Topics include:

web science, data web, network evolution, collaborative networks, social web, extended mind, global brain, webmetrics, open science data-mining, network communities, web life

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Murphy wins 2013 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom

Murphy wins 2013 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ :: U-M Psychiatry and Depression Center Newsroom | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
Susan Murphy, Ph.D., a University of Michigan statistician who is poised to make a significant impact on the field of personalized medicine through work focused on improving treatment decisions for chronic illnesses such as depression and substance...
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The inclusion of adaptive intervention in a clinical treatment model is brilliant! Clinicians and app developers can track and implement interventions in real-time.

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Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security

Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
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Check out this link to a CME credit online video presentation by Leon Rodriguez and Farzad Mostashari of HHS about how to protect patient data when using mobile devices:

 

http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/810568_2

 

It left me wondering, "Are all cloud storage services equal, or are some better than others for protecting patient data?"

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Avatar therapy for schizophrenia

Avatar therapy for schizophrenia | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
Use of avatars helps quieten voices heard by schizophrenia patients
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Avatars are powerful tools. This article in the APA Monitor suggests ways avatars can be used in psychological practices - not only for therapy, but for business consults and training: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/03/avatars.aspx

 

For more examples of the use of avatars in mental health, check out Kognito Interactive's products:

http://www.kognito.com/products/

 

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NIMH · Transforming Diagnosis

NIMH · Transforming Diagnosis | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
NIMH is committed to new and better treatments, but this will only happen by developing a more precise diagnostic system.
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NIMH is dumping the DSM-5! Wow! This is a definite game changer! 

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The journey so far | Headstrong

The journey so far | Headstrong | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
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Irish non-profit that uses social media to promote youth-friendly mental health interventions. An important aim of the project is to engage young people in the creation of these programs.

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EEGs make new (brain) waves | mHealthNews

EEGs make new (brain) waves | mHealthNews | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
A trio of products for collecting brain waves and transmitting that data back to doctors promises to improve outcomes, cut costs via prevention and bolster patients' quality of life.
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The 10 Best Mental Health Apps for Medical Professionals - Capterra Blog

The 10 Best Mental Health Apps for Medical Professionals - Capterra Blog | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
10 of the best mental health apps for medical professionals, from iPhone to Android. Capterra helps people find and compare software for their business.
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Mobile apps psychologists can add to their toolkit.

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Most Fitness Apps Don't Use Proven Motivational Techniques

Most Fitness Apps Don't Use Proven Motivational Techniques | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
I downloaded the app. So why don't I feel motivated to get out there and run? Researchers say the problem is not entirely me. Many fitness apps don't use behavioral change methods that could help.
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There is where psychology can play an important role in behavioral mhealth!

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MyHealthTeams raises $3.3M to expand team, build more niche social networks | mobihealthnews

MyHealthTeams raises $3.3M to expand team, build more niche social networks | mobihealthnews | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it

The three existing social networks are MyAustismTeam, MyBCTeam, designed for women diagnosed with breast cancer, and MyMSTeam, for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. MyHealthTeams also offers iOS and Android apps for all three social networks.

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This is an area of mHealth where psychologists can make inroads.

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New Website Aims to Reinvent Psychology Education - Association for Psychological Science

New Website Aims to Reinvent Psychology Education - Association for Psychological Science | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it

APS Fellow Ed Diener and his wife Carol Diener want you to imagine taking chapters from various introductory textbooks, then shuffling them in any order you want to best fit the course you are teaching — all within minutes on a computer. Oh, and the book is free to your students. Chapters can also be used as supplementary readings, free of charge.

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"Giving psychology away" via free online psychology courses and textbooks

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CalFit EMA — Smartphone-based Ecological Momentary Assessment | Edmund Seto

CalFit EMA — Smartphone-based Ecological Momentary Assessment | Edmund Seto | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
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The CalFit EMA app was developed by Edmund Seto, an epidemiologist at University of Washington, to collect survey data from study participants via smartphones. It can be used with a related app, CalFit D, to collect location and physical activity data.

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Scientists Need Their Own Social Network - IEEE Spectrum

And ResearchGate claims to be it
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Here is a great interview with Ijad Madisch, the founder of ResearchGate. It is a fascinating and inspiring way to learn about research and researchers around the world.

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FAQ-HIPAAandCloud.pdf

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Not all cloud service providers are the same. CDT gives the lowdown on cloud computing and HIPAA.

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15 Ways Your Smartphone Can Make You Healthier | Mobiquity

15 Ways Your Smartphone Can Make You Healthier | Mobiquity | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
15 Ways Your Smartphone Can Make You Healthier ()
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This infographic provides a helpful visual overview of associated mhealth approaches to behavioral change.

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If Your Shrink Is A Bot, How Do You Respond? : NPR

If Your Shrink Is A Bot, How Do You Respond? : NPR | Mobile Tech and Psychology | Scoop.it
A computer-simulated woman named Ellie is designed to talk to people who are struggling emotionally and take their measure — 30 times per second.
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GUPEA: User involvement in designing a web-based support system for young carers – inspiring views and systemic barriers


Via Nader Ale Ebrahim
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This is a terrific research project and should be "translated" into social networks!

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