Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology: In Praise of the Blog "Commentariat"

Some time ago, I wrote a post titled The Blogosphere Jungle in which I described the truly uncivil nature of the blogosphere in which respect for opposing views and dispassionate...

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...

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...

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....

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...

The Digital World is Full of Possibility and Worry

I come to the discussion of the impact of technology on our lives from two perspectives. I hold a Ph.D. in psychology, am the author of Raising Generation Tech: Prepare...

Is Your Family’s Relationship with Technology Healthy?

How involved in technology your children are is only half of the equation in its impact on them. The other half, of course, is the degree to which you are savvy...

Psychology of Technology: The Evolution of Connectivity

Have you ever thought about how far we’ve come in our ability to connect with others and how far we’ll go? I’ve been thinking a lot about connectivity recently and have...

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: 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...