Assignment: The Positive Impact of Technology in the field of psychology
THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY IN FIELD OF PSYCHOLOGY
Professor: Dr Debbie Rowe
This paper was prepared for Writ 301, RQ (40475)
taught by Dr Debbie Rowe
The Positive Impact of Technology in the field of psychology
Technological inventions seem to have improved our way of life, it’s has greatly changed the way people interact socially, also in professional field. Due to email and cell phones, it is now unnecessary to talk to someone face-to-face to receive treatment or make a business deal. According to Science Mag.org, “the internet’s growth along with technological advances in communication devices has made the world a more connected place” (Ⓒ 2017, Magazine Discount Center, all rights reserved). We are now able to make one phone call and reach someone across the world in a matter of seconds, in addition now you can also see that person through a simple wireless connection through the internet. So, technology of the modern age has greatly impacted the field of psychology in a positive way. Such as:
Careers arising from the discipline of psychology: according to an expect statement which stated that “Utilizing the multi-faceted abilities of the internet, the student of psychology has more technology at their disposal than ever before. From researching paper topics to taking notes in class; the computer can successfully perform a plethora of tasks which formerly required the student to spend unlimited hours at the university library, manually taking notes” ([email protected]). New technologies such as “smart boards, the internet and e- books allow the students of psychology to access, interact and carry information with them in new and exciting ways and despite obstacles such as cost, training and resistance to changes in professional way of teaching can impact students of psychology learning experiences in a verity of new and positive ways” (Cara Maksimow, LCSW, CPC). Also “search engines have made highly specialized psychology information available for students whenever and wherever they are able to connect to the internet. In fact, certain classes or the entire university can be found online” ([email protected]).
This has revolutionized what it means to get a degree in psychology, especially those who were not able to receive a psychology degree because to scheduling or neighborhood problems. Furthermore, “the uses of computer testing bring changes in the field of psychologist” several interesting things are occurring now in the world of automation. According to “Online Psychology Degree Guide website” which stated that “Psychologists are influenced by technological advancements in many ways, and as computer technology has developed, tests have developed as well. Test takers using computers can be fed different questions based on their answers of previous questions. Research psychologists and diagnosticians take advantage of this to create more accurate assessment” (Kristen Fescoe, Copyright © 2017).
Automation help psychologist get more connected with their client: according to an expert’s experience, she stated that “Depending on the severity it can be a great way to connect to a client who does not have the ability to go to an appointment. She says, I work with some clients via phone/skype/web conferencing through a program called AbilTo. The program focuses on CBT treatment for people newly diagnosed with medical issues such as diabetes, cardiac events, cancer, anxiety, depression etc.… Often clients are homebound due to medical condition and the remote treatment allows them to have a therapist and/or coach despite physical limitation. It also can be helpful in situations where people are fearful of stigma they may be worried about. I have had clients with concerns over being ‘seen’ by a neighbor or friend going into an office of a therapist. Remote treatment provides a level of comfort for the client. Another advantage of remote treatment is logistics. Clients who are working and taking care of children or family members often do not have the time to go to treatment, however a remote session in the evening or on a lunch break can allow for better access to treatment” (Cara Maksimow, LCSW, CPC).
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- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
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- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
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