MOBILE SOCIAL WORK

ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Does Posting Facebook Status Updates Increase or Decrease Loneliness? An Online Social Networking Experiment – Social Psychological and Personality Science

Abstract Online social networking is a pervasive but empirically understudied phenomenon. Strong public opinions on its consequences exist but are backed up by little empirical evidence and almost no causally … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

University’s depression app is an iTunes hit – Health and beauty – Lifestyle – gethampshire

By Paul Cassell gethampshire.co.uk Psychologists at The University of Reading have launched a free iPhone app to help people with depression get help without needing to go to their GP. … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Smartphone apps become ‘surrogate therapists’ – CNN.com

Elizabeth Landau, CNN, lists some useful apps for social workers: The Live OCD Free app for iPad or iPhone makes use of a well-tested treatment for OCD called exposure and … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Video Game Designed to Treat Depression Worked Better Than Counseling – medGadget – The Atlantic

Researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand just published promising results of a study comparing a video game they designed to help treat depression in teenage kids against … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Phantom vibrations among undergraduates: Prevalence and associated psychological characteristics – ScienceDirect.com – Computers in Human Behavior

Abstract ‘Phantom vibration syndrome,’ or perceived vibrations from a device that is not really vibrating, is a recent psychological phenomenon that has attracted the attention of the media and medical … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teens Save Life Using Facebook, Launch Teen Advice Tumblr

Danny Manes and Gary Ramirez… … recently started “Hopeline for Teens,” an anonymous advice page on Tumblr for teens struggling with depression, bullying, sexuality, and other issues … Hopeline for … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social Media Fuels Low Self-Esteem, Anxiety [STUDY]

by Lauren Indvik, mashable.com Social media may do more harm than good when it comes to personal well-being, a small study from the University of Salford in the UK indicates. … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are You Afraid of Mobile Phone Separation? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Samantha Murphy, mashable.com …the fear of being without your mobile phone — also called nomophobia — affects a large portion of the population, according to new data highlighted by … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Do You Suffer From Social Media FOMO? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Sam Laird, mashable.com Do you know FOMO? That’s not some fancy latte — it’s Fear Of Missing Out, and something that’s become a recognized thing by many social media … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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