Is the development of what has come to be called Web 2.0 and similar technologies changing us in some fundamental way, or are they simply novel technological platforms through which the same old psychological traits express themselves through a different medium? Balick, A (2013) The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected-up Instantaneous Culture and the SelfContinue reading

#SMWLDN – Psychology Day

That wasn’t Social Media Week London’s official name for today, but that is the whole reason why I booked the day off work and made my way down to London (Covent Garden). There were two sessions by psychoanalyst Dr Aaron Balick, whose work I have come to really admire because he focuses on the individualContinue reading “#SMWLDN – Psychology Day”

Alone Together

I’ve just finished reading Sherry Turkle’s book: Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other. I highly recommend it.  My immediate thoughts as I finished the book were ‘this is fascinating and depressing’. In the book, she discusses how technology has left us more connected than ever before, but also more aloneContinue reading “Alone Together”