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Moxie the robot that's the future of mental health

I stumbled upon Moxie the other day. For those who don’t know, Moxie is a robot toy designed to help children with social-emotional learning. Judging from the commercial, it’s pretty good. By pretty good I don’t mean it’s a good thing. No this is clearly a sign of the impending apocalypse. By good I mean, it seems to be actually be able to listen, respond, and make appropriate facial expressions. I want to take a few moments and discuss the coming robot revolution and it’s impact on the field of psychotherapy (talk about things I never thought I’d say). I’m not excited about it, but I don’t think we can deny that robots are our future. But to understand our future, first we have to take a look at our past.

Harry Harlow and the history of co-regulation