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PsychTech is the psychology and technology podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona in exploring the human side of technology. Discover how the worlds of psych and tech interact and influence each other in exciting and unexpected ways. The show breaks down everything from science fiction to science fact, plus how it all influences human behavior. This is Psych Tech.

PsychTech is the psychology and technology podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona in exploring the human side of technology. Discover how the worlds of psych and tech interact and influence each other in exciting and unexpected ways. The show breaks down everything from science fiction to science fact, plus how it all influences human behavior. This is Psych Tech.
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PsychTech is the psychology and technology podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona in exploring the human side of technology. Discover how the worlds of psych and tech interact and influence each other in exciting and unexpected ways. The show breaks down everything from science fiction to science fact, plus how it all influences human behavior. This is Psych Tech.

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Season One Finale

7/5/2018
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#110: PsychTech is switching to a seasonal format so we’re taking a break and declaring every episode so far as season one. To celebrate the new format, Kelli and Josué take a walk down memory lane and discuss how PsychTech got started and some of their favorite episodes. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the […]

Duration:00:47:20

What if your boss supervised your emotions?

5/10/2018
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#109: A recent news report about employer-monitored EEG hats that can read emotions got us on a conversation about privacy and data use in the workplace. What would it be like to have your emotions monitored at work? Do you think any good could come of it? *Get Geek Therapy merchandise at geektherapy.com/store. This week, we’re giving […]

Duration:00:37:04

Too Many Disturbing Videos

4/26/2018
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#108: YouTube has released data on how many videos it took down for content violations and announced that it’s limiting the number of hours hired reviewers can watch flagged content. A.I. is playing a big role in identifying content for deletion but human reviewers are also part of the process. What effects can watching hours […]

Duration:00:49:19

Mental Health App Design

4/12/2018
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#107: Kelli just came back from the American Psychological Association’s interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind, and Society in Washington, DC. One thing that stood out to Kelli was a presentation by Stephen Schueller titled Enhancing the User Experience of Digital Mental Health which is the basis for this conversation on mental health app design. *Consider […]

Duration:00:44:51

Psychographics Aren’t Magic

3/29/2018
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#106: A recent Facebook scandal has brought up the term “psychographics” and it seems like some people think it’s the secret to changing people’s minds. We don’t agree. Notes: The Other Cambridge Personality Test Has Its Own Database With Millions of Facebook Profiles – http://bit.ly/2E86Rja Reply All #109: Is Facebook Spying on You? – http://bit.ly/2GmTqxB With […]

Duration:00:44:26

A Digital Attention Crisis?

3/15/2018
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#105: Some experts say that humanity is experiencing a digital attention crisis. We chime in on the idea and look at some of the tools available to deal with the supposed crisis. *Become a member of Geek Therapy on Patreon for as little as $1/month by visiting http://www.patreon.com/geektherapy Notes: Tristan Harris – http://bit.ly/2HIuz7K Center for Humane – http://bit.ly/2plVpvL Freedom […]

Duration:00:49:08

Weight Watchers for Millennials?

3/1/2018
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#104: Kelli talks about her experience with a weight loss app called Noom. *Feb 26 – Mar 4 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For more info, visit NationalEatingDisorders.org. Notes: Noom – http://bit.ly/2CQZGed PsychTech #32: Expertise on Demand – http://bit.ly/2CQZE65 Rise – http://bit.ly/2CQSlvj — Visit us at www.PsychTechPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PsychTechCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona PsychTech is a member of the Geek Therapy […]

Duration:00:46:56

Fake Everything

2/15/2018
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#103: What do you believe when everything you see is potentially fake? It’s easier than ever to create fake information online, even video. Notes: New AI research makes it easier to create fake footage of someone speaking – http://bit.ly/2Ev0onv We Are Truly Fucked: Everyone Is Making AI-Generated Fake Porn Now – http://bit.ly/2EwhS2I — Visit us at www.PsychTechPodcast.com. Follow […]

Duration:00:46:18

The Take-Home Mental Health Exam of the Future

2/1/2018
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#102: We discuss what a take-home test like 23andMe or uBiome might look like but for mental health. Notes: At-Home Medical Tests Are Putting the Power of the Clinic in Your Hands – http://bit.ly/2DC8TIx Here’s What It Looks Like When a Gene Test Says You’re Prone to Alzheimer’s – http://bit.ly/2DDIdHA — Visit us at www.PsychTechPodcast.com. Follow us on […]

Duration:00:42:37

Avatar Therapy

1/18/2018
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#101: We discuss the use of cute puppy avatars for elderly care and human-looking avatars for schizophrenia treatment. *This episode is brought to you by Audible. Get a FREE audiobook download and 30-day free trial by visiting geektherapy.com/audible. (Affiliate Disclosure) — Visit us at www.PsychTechPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PsychTechCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona PsychTech is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network. […]

Duration:00:35:24

Goodbye, Net Neutrality!

12/21/2017
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#100: In the U.S., Net Neutrality has been fiercely debated in recent years and the government’s latest decision greatly affects the idea of a “free and open” internet. Kelli and Josué discuss how our experiences could change if net neutrality disappears. — Visit us at www.PsychTechPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PsychTechCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona PsychTech is a member of the Geek […]

Duration:00:48:12

Paused

12/6/2017
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#99: After an unexpected hiatus, we’re back! Kelli and Josué talk about what it’s like to lose access to communication and how you don’t realize how important technology is to your life until it’s gone. — Visit us at www.PsychTechPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PsychTechCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona PsychTech is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network. Join us on […]

Duration:00:55:46

StormTech II

11/10/2017
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#98: The (unfortunate) sequel to our last hurricane-related episode! Here are some more thoughts about tech during and after a really bad storm, from Josué who is in Puerto Rico 50 days after Hurrican Maria hit the island. — Visit us at www.PsychTechPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PsychTechCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona PsychTech is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network. Join […]

Duration:00:14:13

StormTech

9/13/2017
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#97: Kelli and Josué discuss a few tech stories related to the recent events of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Notes: How Snapchat’s Map Helps Us Navigate Natural Disasters – http://bit.ly/2y6jA3R In Irma prep, GasBuddy downloads increased 10x, nuclear reactors stayed online – http://bit.ly/2y6tORQ The Red Cross Officially Launched the First Drone Program for Disasters – http://bit.ly/2y6m0Qc Tesla extends […]

Duration:00:40:00

Google If You Are Clinically Depressed

8/30/2017
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#96: Google has added a prompt for a depression screening tool to search results related to depression. Is that a good idea? Notes: Google taps National Alliance on Mental Illness to add depression screener to search – http://bit.ly/2vsa7pL — Visit us at www.PsychTechPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @PsychTechCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona PsychTech is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network. Join […]

Duration:00:44:05

Mental Health Tech in Prisons

8/2/2017
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#95: Can technology improve mental health in prisons? Next week on Headshots we’ll discuss gaming culture in prison. Notes: How Technology Could Improve Mental Health In Prisons–But So Far Isn’t – http://bit.ly/2u4Qsf4 Inmates built computers hidden in ceiling, connected them to prison network – http://bit.ly/2u4R9oJ Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, the first psychologist to run a jail on […]

Duration:00:39:12

Chatbot Therapy

7/19/2017
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#94: Can a chatbot replace a therapist? How much would you pay for chatbot therapy? Kelli and Josué discuss Woebot and other tools designed to help with mental health. Notes: Woebot – “Your charming robot friend who is ready to listen, 24/7” – http://bit.ly/2vgzLud WoeBot, The Chatbot Therapist, Will See You Now | WIRED – http://bit.ly/2vgzLud Therachat […]

Duration:00:42:10

Mental Health Awareness Month: Sharing About Mental Health

5/17/2017
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#93: From YouTubers to podcasters, lots of people are sharing their experiences and/or expertise related to mental health online. For Mental Health Awareness Month Kelli and Josué discuss the different ways that people are sharing about mental health online, what’s good and bad, and some tips for reducing misinformation and abuse. Notes: Facebook adds 3,000 […]

Duration:00:45:47

FaceTech

5/3/2017
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#92: What do FaceApp, chatbots, and sex dolls have in common? New face technology! While FaceApp is a fun distraction, it may demonstrate that we have the technology to easily read and manipulate realistic looking faces, real or digital. Notes: FaceApp – http://bit.ly/2p2ZnGE Meet Nadia, the scarily ‘human’ chatbot who can read your emotions – http://bit.ly/2p39xH6 RealDoll’s […]

Duration:00:40:36

Do humans or robots draw better?

4/18/2017
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#91: Google announced an AI that can draw and doodle like humans while humans just created an incredible piece of collaborative art on Reddit. Do humans or robots draws better? “Individually you can create something. Together you can create something more.” Notes: Google has taught an AI to doodle – http://engt.co/2oqACUw Auto Draw – http://bit.ly/2oqVGdh When Pixels […]

Duration:00:42:37