Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology: 5 Smartphone Rules to Live By

The smartphone has become a ubiquitous status symbol of and tool for businesspeople doing   business. In offices, on the streets, and in airports, what self-respecting businessperson doesn’t have their smartphone, whether...

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...

Psychology of Technology: Is Technology Making Us Idiots?

In his insightful 2008 article in the Atlantic, Nicolas Carr asks, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" He goes on to explore how new technology has altered our reading habits and,...

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...

The Psychology of Technology: The Myth of Multitasking

Like many businesspeople, you probably take great pride in being a multitasker. You talk on your mobile phone, send email, check the stock market on line, and perhaps even read a...

Psychology of Technology: Does Technology Connection Mean Life Disconnection?

Has computer and communication technology allowed us to connect more deeply with life? Or, as we become more connected with this technology, are we becoming more disconnected from life? ...

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...

Psychology of Technology: The Blogosphere Jungle

I can tell you this: It’s a jungle out there. I don’t mean the real world in which most of us inhabit; that world is pretty tame. I’m talking about...

Will There be a Backlash Against Technology?

In a past post, I described my belief in the Law of Unintended Consequences, which suggests that we can’t predict how innovations will impact us individually or collectively. This law couldn’t be...

Psychology of Technology: Ad Out!

No, I’m not talking about the U. S. Open Tennis Championships just concluded in New York. I’m talking about the invasion of Web site real estate by all manner of ads....