Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Be Focused, Be Happy

Recent research that has been making the media rounds lately has reported that when people are focused on a task they indicate that they are happier than when their mind wanders....

Psychology of Technology: Relationships 2.0: How Technology is Redefining How We Connect

Of all the areas of life that computer and communications technology seems to be impacting the most is its influence on relationships. Mobile phones, texting, facebook, and Twitter are just...

Is Google Killing Wonder?

What makes wonder such a powerful force? It is the wellspring from which engaged and expansive thinking emerges. Curiosity, an essential source of intellectual inquiry, is piqued. Your mental gears start turning and your synapses begin firing. You feel excitement and an urge to know more. Curiosity propels you to seek out an answer.

Psychology of Technology: Microsoft Has Lost Its Mojo: An Open Letter to Bill Gates

Dear Bill, I know you’ve been retired from Microsoft’s day-to-day operations for about a year now and Steve B. is running the show, but you are still Chairman of the...

Psychology of Technology: An Open Letter to Steve Jobs

Dear Steve, You certainly deserve all the credit and attention you’ve received in recent years. Apple’s rise, fall,  and then reemergence is the stuff of corporate legend and has enabled...

Psychology of Technology: Fear of Flashing

No, not that kind of flashing, you pervert. I mean flashing a new ROM onto my Fuze (get your mind out of the gutter). I remember the first...

Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be…Multitaskers

Like many digital natives, your children are probably on their way to becoming lifelong multitaskers (or so you think). As the research indicates, children these days spend about seven-and-a-half hours a...

Can Technology Save Itself from Itself?

With the 20th anniversary of the birth of Internet just passed, I thought it a good time to step back and reflect on the role of technology in our present lives...

What is the Biggest Danger of Technology?

There are a lot of “techno-evangelists” out there spreading the gospel of technology as the cure for all of our ills. For this group, technology can do no wrong. At...

Psychology of Technology: Alone in a Crowd, High-tech Style

The next time you're walking down the street, at the gym, in an elevator, out for a run, or even at your local coffee shop, look at the people around you...