Internet/Text/Social Media

Facebook Study Manipulates News Feed -Psychotherapist Reacts

July 3, 2014

Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on users. Specifically the research involved the manipulation of Facebook users’ News Feed. A group of researchers altered the algorithm for what shows up in the News Feed for 689,003 people. One group was shown fewer posts containing words thought to evoke positive emotions, while another group was shown fewer […]

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Social Media PreNups – Hurt By Your Partner’s Post Or Told Not To Post

June 5, 2014

Can you believe it? Social Media Pre-Nups are indeed a real thing. In brief, that is; drawing up a document with your partner regarding what is acceptable to post via social media vs. what is not. Too many couples experience hurt due to something their partner posts via social media. In my work with men […]

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Carrie Underwood And Revenge Videos By Female Artists – Good Or Bad For Women?

January 25, 2013

Carrie Underwood released a video for her new single “Two Black Cadillacs”. Revenge videos by female artists such as this one is not the first nor will it be the last. The question is; are these types of violent videos good or bad for women? Yahoo Shine interviewed this Psychotherapist and Marriage and Family Therapist to […]

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Manti Te’o And Online Relationships – Can You Really Fall In Love Without Meeting Someone?

January 18, 2013

Our mind is very powerful! We can create all kinds of realities in our mind and believe them. Can you really fall in love without meeting someone? Certainly you can, but as I explained LIVE on air on WWL-AM/FM this morning; it is not a long lasting healthy full love if you have the wall […]

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FOX & Friends First Parenting Expert Dr. Karen Ruskin – Social Media Negatively Impact Your Kids?

May 30, 2012

FOX & Friends First host Heather Nauert interviewed this parenting expert; Dr. Karen Ruskin on May 29th 2012. Topic: Social Media Negatively Impact Your Kids? During this interview I shared my theory that technology is not to blame for the challenge of teens and our youth culture who struggle with communication. Although the various tools […]

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Kids and Technology: Too Plugged In?

May 29, 2012

Parenting expert Dr. Karen Ruskin offers 5 tips for parents to help with the navigation of kids and technology and 3 warning signs that your child is not in tech time/face time balance.

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Does the Web Make You Mean?

January 19, 2012

Mean behind the protection of the computer screen- that is a far too common behavior that hurts not just the recipient, but the person who types these ugly words, as well as us all as a culture the more of a norm this behavior becomes. FOX 25 News Boston’s anchor Maria Stephanos developed a special […]

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True Intentions: Not Revealed Until Matched

December 4, 2011

Can you imagine a world where with just the click of a button you can tell someone you like them, find them attractive, would like to have dinner with them, and/or are interested in dating them? Imagine if in this new world you can express your ‘true intentions’ without any risk of embarrassment, rejection or without […]

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Social Media Attention: Negative Online Reviews and O’Reilly Reaction

November 20, 2011

Two days ago, November 18th 2011 was the one month anniversary of this psychotherapist’s appearance on The O’Reilly Factor where I had the wonderful opportunity to share my insights from a mental health perspective on the topic of Occupy Wall Street. Bill and his team of cutting edge professionals provided their viewers with something not […]

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Online Addiction FOX 25 News Boston w/ Dr. Karen Ruskin

July 26, 2011

The topic of online addiction was addressed today on FOX 25 News Boston. Elizabeth Hopkins, affectionately known as Lilly, interviewed Dr. Karen Ruskin this morning where she asked pointed questions that viewers want to know the answers to. Of course, in Dr. Ruskin’s usual direct style, she offered her cutting edge insights.

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