Dr. Celia B. Fisher, psychologist and ethics expert appeared on the Al Jazeera America program Fault Lines. Photo by Bud Glick.
What are the psychological effects of surveillance? Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher discussed this, as well as the ethical implications of surveillance on Fault Lines, a program on Al Jazeera America.
Collect it All: America’s Surveillance State aired on Friday and Saturday nights, and will be shown internationally on Al Jazeera English on Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30 p.m. E.S.T.
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Tagged Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera English, Anxiety, Celia B. Fisher, Ethics, Fault Lines, National Security Agency, NSA, Psychology, Stigma, Surveillance
On August 26, 2013, Dr. Adam Fried, Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics Education, gave the following address at the Academic Convocation for the Fordham College at Rose Hill Class of 2017. Dr. Fried was asked to speak on behalf of all members of faculty, and to welcome the new class to the Fordham University academic community. In case you were unable to attend, here is a transcript of the address:
Using Your Moral Compass to Navigate the College Experience
By: Adam Fried, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Ethics Education
Thank you, Dean Parmach. Welcome students! I’m so honored and excited to have an opportunity to speak with you today.
First, let me tell you a little about what I do. I’m the assistant director of the Fordham Center for Ethics Education. We organize conferences and lectures, conduct research, administer an undergraduate essay prize in ethics, and offer a Master’s in Ethics and Society and an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in bioethics. Our programs provide the Fordham community and the public with the knowledge and skills to shape a just society. At Fordham, I teach and my work centers on ethics. But I am also a clinical psychologist and I have worked with veterans, college students and at-risk children and adolescents. Although these two areas, ethics and psychology, may seem quite different, there is in fact a great deal of overlap.
By Adam L. Fried, Ph.D.
Psychologists and psychiatrists have devoted increased attention to their own self-care in response to high levels of stress in treating individuals with serious mental health conditions. Little attention, however, has been paid to those conducting research with these populations and the unique moral dilemmas encountered by researchers on the front lines. This is especially true for the graduate students, research assistants, and other research staff who are out in the field or in hospitals providing research-related clinical assessments and interventions, as well as other more traditional research tasks, such as participant recruitment and enrollment, with individuals with high levels of anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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Tagged Adam L. Fried, American Psychological Association, Celia B. Fisher, Clinical Assessments, Clinical Research, Fordham University, Frontline Workers, Health care, Mental health, Mental Health Researchers, Moral Distress, Moral Stress, Professional Resources, Psychiatry, Psychology, Research Ethics