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Mind tech life hacks for the curious.
Jeffrey Pickens Ph.D.
The risk of physical distancing is becoming too antisocial. The key to mental survival in this new reality is to search for positive assets and find the silver lining.
We call it clickbait for a reason, but how often should we take the bait and click these links?
Ever said that you didn't get an email when you secretly knew you did receive it? "Oh. It must have gone to the junk folder!" Really?
In Northern Latitudes, this time of year means less sunlight. What can we do to brighten up our days?
From apps that auto-pay bills, to email, texts, calendars, and video-chats, technologies can help you squeeze more “me-time” out of your busy days.
If you’ve done this exercise, you'll be more mindful of how you're spending your precious time.
A mood app encouraged me to click “emotion bubbles” to assess my emotions. But do I really need an app to explore my feelings?
Technology gives us new ways to express approval or disapproval. But the amplified sounds of many hands clapping may be deafening.
Summertime often means vacation time but many Americans blur the line between work and the rest of our lives. Maybe it's time for a real break?
As technology is increasingly applied to sex, what is the future of human sexuality?
A human-computer interface is coming. With helpful new technologies come profound ethical issues and behavior changes. How will we evolve in this Psychology-Technology space?
Is your brain ready for plug-and-play? Researchers are working on “brain modems” - high-bandwidth connections between mind and computer
Some promising possibilities are emerging for depression treatment.
Dealing with loss revealed a love-hate relationship with technology. Coping included using tech to connect, plus a mental password to help us cope.
Trina was feeling gloomy. Her friends were enjoying the good cheer of the holiday season, but Trina sadly did not feel like participating. Read how Trina defused her winter blues!
Saying you’ll do things differently this year is not the same as actually doing so. Here's a "mental technology" you can use to stay on track.
Using familiar tech concepts such as passwords, apps, or firewalls, we can explain the mental steps you can use to apply psychological “life hacks."
Jeffrey Pickens, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Psychology Programs at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.