Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

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...

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...

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: Generation Tech: Where are the Parents?

The march of technology is inevitable and inexorable. We can’t stop it or even slow it down and we definitely can’t reverse it (nor should we want to). As I have...

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...

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: 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: 10 Things I Love About Technology

I've been reviewing my technology-related blog posts of late and I've noticed a particular trend that I find troubling: I seem to be a technology doomsayer. The overriding theme I've...

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...