Eric received his B.S. in computer science from Pennsylvania State University, his M.S. in computer science from the University of Delaware, and his M.A. and Ph. D. in phenomenological psychology from Duquesne University. Eric's past areas of interest have included (1) exploring the psychology of teaching from an existential-phenomenological standpoint, (2) rethinking the meaning of academic intellectuality in terms of humanistic psychology, and (3) exploring the psychological significance of living in a postmodern, telematic, technological world. Eric's current interests lie in Buddhist psychology, and in innovating a psychology of decadence and related phenomena.