November 3, 2000
the four questions and select two to answer.For
each answer first write an outline of the answer.Be
sure that you address all parts of the question in your answer.A
good answer will show that you have understood the course lectures, discussions
and readings.It will show your analysis
of the content as well as your evaluation of the issues and be supported
by specific facts from that content.
John Suler argues that the Internet is psychological space
and as such the space influences the behavior of people using that space. What
support does Suler’s argument get from the other course content? From
that content what do you think are the most important features of the psychological
space of the internet and how are they likely to affect behavior?
What types of psychological problems are likely to be
most effectively treated using some form of cybertherapy? What are the
characteristics of the problems, clients, and therapies that are likely
to be most effective? What
problems should not be treated using the Internet? Why?
The virtual office is increasing in popularity. So
is the use of virtual workgroups. What
are the characteristics of the virtual workgroups that are likely to produce
the best work output? How
does the use of a virtual workgroup affect worker satisfaction? How
would you structure a virtual work environment to maximize output and satisfaction?
Does Internet use reduce social interaction? Review
the arguments on both sides of this “paradox” and then design a study that
will resolve it. Be sure to
describe how your study design is an improvement on the design by Kraut,