Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology: Real-time Web, Unreal-time Life

Pete Cashmore, the founder and CEO of Mashable, the well-read social-media blog, suggested in a recent CNN column that real-time Web is one of the top 10 Web trends of...

Is Coding Camp a Good Thing? Answer: Not to Me

One of the booming trends in the 'youth-achievement-industrial complex' is computer coding camps (and after-school coding programs). Here is an article in which I was interviewed that discusses this new, and...

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: Less Input, More “Innerput”

The Web, the Internet, and all of the new media that has sprung from them , have been a boon to the information age, making information available at our fingertips...

Psychology of Technology: Should Search Engines Have a Conscience?

The recent appearance of a racist image of the First Lady Michelle Obama during a search on Google’s search engine raises an interesting question: Should search engines have a conscience? Obviously,...

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: The Art of the Deal

On my recent post about AT&T, a commenter, Who? (no, this isn't a Who's on First game; that's his username), asked me to elaborate on how I am consistently able...

Children’s Immersion in (Mobile) Technology is “Shocking”

What do smoke signals, drums, books, the telegraph, telephone, fax, mobile phones, and the Internet have in common? They have incrementally enabled us to connect with more people and access more...

Psychology of Technology: Kids & Mobile Phones

Don’t even get me started on seeing children with better mobile phones than I have. But that’s another story. The reality is that many parents are going to give their children...

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,...