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Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Erik Gregory is Executive Director of the Media Psychology Research Center. He specializes in positive psychology, a field that examines healthy human functioning such as courage, hope, optimism, and happiness. He has worked internationally with children and adolescents as a psychotherapist... Full Bio
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Media Psychology: No Easy Answers (or Careers) by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I frequently get requests for information about how to pursue interests in the field of media psychology .  I am always honored to represent the field and share my views a ... Read on »
Online Safety: Educate not Legislate by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Previously published in Psychology Today “Positively Media.” Facebook’s recent privacy control changes have triggered a big response of concern, indignation, and pa ... Read on »
Sneaking in a Little Culture Amidst the Marketing in Las Vegas using Augmented Realty Apps by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness AR has lots of benefits, such as portability, interactivity, and personalization. But an under appreciated feature is that it can be a stealth contributor to cultural lit ... Read on »
Gesture Interface for Augmented Reality Apps by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Taking AR to a whole new level, gesture interfaces allow the user to participate in the AR experience. http://www.switched.com/2010/05/21/colorful-gesture-int ... Read on »
Social Media Addiction: Engage Brain Before Believing by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Previously published in Psychology Today “Positively Media.” When you see the headlines about social media addiction, take a deep breath. Exhale. I know this sounds ra ... Read on »
Social Media: The Media We Love to Hate by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Published Previously on Psychology Today “Positively Media” What is the media we love to hate? Right now, it’s social media. As a society, we hate pretty much anythin ... Read on »
AR for Business Cards: Barcode Becomes iCode by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I love augmented reality (AR)*. I love the unseen potential and the mind warp of converging realities. While I readily confess to being a tech-nerd, I am not particularl ... Read on »
Augmented Reality: Real Life with Toppings by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Published previously on Positively Media Blog on Psychology Today. Care to try on a dress, take your picture in a virtual Mardi Gras mask, or figure out what size b ... Read on »
Cognitive Broadband: When Visual Information Enhances Cognition by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness It would be no surprise to the Max Wertheimer and the other Gestalt psychologists that visual displays can deliver complex information so effectively.  I think of it as “c ... Read on »
The role for vigilantes: A little duct tape and plastic sheeting and all’s right with the... by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness by John Rutledge & Pamela  Rutledge A version of this  article was published on PsychologyToday.com in the blog “Positively Media.” Dexter is a Showtime series a ... Read on »
Using Cell Phones and Video Games to Solve Social Problems by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I am always on the lookout for media technologies that are used in positive ways. Here are two examples coming from completely different angles. Information Radica ... Read on »
Using Cognitive Efficiency in Visual Data: Crisis Mapping in Haiti by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness This is an example of a brilliant use of social media.  I learned about this from one of may favorites Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofit Organizations Can Use Social Media to ... Read on »
Five Things to Remember about Social Media by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness If you had any doubts about the impact social networking tools and social media have on the world as we know it, watch this Advertising Age video of Vail Resorts CEO Rob K ... Read on »
Five Things to Remember about Social Media by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness If you had any doubts about the impact social networking tools and social media have on the world as we know it, watch this Advertising Age video of Vail Resorts CEO ... Read on »
The Psychology of Away Messages by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Are there psychological implications of chat status in GChat or iChat or AIM?  Think of them as today’s answering machines. They are an opportunity to express some aspect ... Read on »
The Psychology of Away Messages by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Are there psychological implications of chat status in GChat or iChat or AIM?  Think of them as today’s answering machines. They are an opportunity to express some as ... Read on »
“Did You Know” Version 4: Media Convergence by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A reader of the PT blog let me know that there is a new version of the “Did You Know” video. It really summarizes the convergence of media technologies in a powerful way. ... Read on »
“Did You Know” Version 4: Media Convergence by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A reader of the PT blog let me know that there is a new version of the “Did You Know” video. It really summarizes the convergence of media technologies in a powerful ... Read on »
Want to Keep Your Job? Get More Education by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A version of this  article ran on PsychologyToday.com in my blog “Positively Media.” A recent survey by the Career College Association reported that 9 out of 10 Americans ... Read on »
Want to Keep Your Job? Get More Education by Dr. Erik G. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A version of this  article ran on PsychologyToday.com in my blog “Positively Media.” A recent survey by the Career College Association reported that 9 out of 10 ... Read on »