Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

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...

Is Technology the New Opiate of the Masses?

Karl Marx famously called religion the “opiate of the masses.” Well, to paraphrase Reggie Hammond, Eddie Murphy’s character in the film 48 Hours, “There’s a new opiate in town and its...

Psychology of Technology: iPhone: The Dark Side of an Icon

Disclaimer: Please don’t take any of this post too seriously. In just a few short years, the iPhone has become a true American icon. Since its release in June, ...

Psychology of Technology: Cloud Computing: Lose My Data, Lose Myself?

Does anyone feel the least bit unsettled by the emergence of cloud computing as the Next Big Thing in computer innovation? Yes, it looks like a great idea on paper...

Psychology of Technology: What Do Experts Know? Nada!

As many of you know, Windows Mobile doesn’t get a whole of respect from tech writers and bloggers. It’s practically a sport among tech geeks to diss WM every chance...

Psychology of Technology: Bad Decision Making 2.0

There has been some egregiously bad decision making in the news lately, highlighted by the revelations around now-former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s ongoing sexually explicit Twitter conversations and photo sharing with six...

Psychology of Technology: Off Line, On Life

The title of this post refers to an epiphany I had over the New Year's weekend. The realization was  about my relationship with technology, namely, I was exhibiting some of the...

Psychology of Technology: Can You Disconnect from the ‘Matrix’?

Yes, you heard me right. I asked whether you are capable of disconnecting…from your smartphone, PC, laptop, tablet, or mp3 player! I realize that is a shocking and perhaps heretical suggestion...

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....

The Psychology of Technology: Is Technology Stealing Our (Self) Identities?

Is Technology Stealing Our (Self) Identities? Our self-identities, that is, how we define and see ourselves as unique individuals, play a vital role in who we are and the direction that our...