Double Bind Situations in Man-Machine Interaction under Contexts of Mental Therapy

  • Tatsuya Nomura
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2792)


This paper suggests some potential negative effects resulting from the application of artificial intelligence to mental therapy. In particular, it focuses on the relations between cultural trends of mental health and the clients’ personal traits in mental therapy, and considers the therapeutic effects of robots and software agens based on the theory of double bind situations. Moreover, it reports a current research plan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatsuya Nomura
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  1. 1.Faculty of Management InformationHannan UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories 

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