Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Tech Savvy Doesn’t Mean Tech Skilled

Parents getting their children involved in technology as early as possible has become a societal imperative and a source of great pressure on parents these days. The belief is that if...

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...

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: UI For U or I

The comments on David (Special) K’s thread, What’s Your UI?, have certainly been illuminating for no other reasons than the sheer number of UI’s used and the zeal that people have...

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...

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 Technology Making Your Children Mindless Instead of Mindful?

I’m no Zen master and I don’t expect you to teach your children to meditate all day. At the same time, the notion of mindfulness has much broader meaning than as...

Psychology of Technology: On-line Communities: The Kindness of Strangers

For those of you who follow my Psychology of Technology blog posts (especially here and here), you know that I’m a bit cynical about how technology is impacting us, particularly...

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: 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,...