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    Robert Klitzman

    • Facebook’s Emotion Experiment: Implications for Research Ethics

      Posted on July 21, 2014

      Several aspects of a recently published experiment conducted by Facebook have received wide media attention, but the study also raises issues of significance for the ethical review of research more generally. In 2012, Facebook entered almost 700,000 users – without their knowledge – in a study of “massive-scale emotional contagion.” Researchers manipulated these individuals’ newsfeeds by decreasing… Read more

    • Medical Privacy for Royalty and the Rest of Us

      Posted on December 20, 2012

       “What’s happening with my son?” a woman on the other end of the phone asked me. I wasn’t sure what to say.  I was training to be a psychiatrist, and was treating him – a young man in his early 20s.  I had never met her, and sensed they had a strained relationship. But didn’t she,… Read more