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ERIC Number: ED420001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 11
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Preferred Psychological Internet Resources for Addressing Bipolar Disorder, Autism, and Depression.
Doran, Matt; Smith, Allyson; Edwards, Mike; Hamilton, Jared; Morse, Laura; Hoppel, Andrea; Chambliss, Catherine
The development of the Internet offers a new means of obtaining several types of psychological assistance. Various web sites have been created for the purpose of providing information about psychological problems and offering support to those with a wide spectrum of behavioral health problems. Unfortunately, the quality of these sites is not regulated and therefore varies widely. Preferred sites pertaining to bipolar disorder, autism, and depression were extracted from a sample of 210 sites related to these problems. This paper presents a study in which six undergraduate psychology majors examined these sites. All sites had been rated among six dimensions of quality, including accuracy, practicality, normalization, sense of belonging, referral, and feedback mechanisms. A list of addresses for the top three sites (as evaluated by the students) for each topic is included along with descriptions of the top sites. (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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