Technology Library

  • 7 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Productive and Overcome Pitfalls
    Last month, we spoke with five incredibly successful bloggers and entrepreneurs who shared their secrets to getting ...
  • Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions
    There are literally thousands upon thousands of books about magic—on its history, secrets, teachings, traditions, and rules—but to the extent of the authors’, and this reviewer’s, knowledge, Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic ...
  • Is Technology Running Your Life? Set Some Boundaries
    I am not very good at separating my work from my life, partially because my work is a big ...
  • Schizophrenia and Genetics: Research Update
    Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since the theory that less-than-affectionate mothers cause schizophrenia. Today, it’s widely accepted that a complex interplay ...
  • 10 Tips for Setting Boundaries Online
    Good boundaries are important for healthy relationships, but when it comes to our online lives, we rarely think to ...
  • Future Babble
    At the end of the movie Back to the Future Part III, Doc Brown says to Marty and his girlfriend “Your futures haven’t been written yet; no one's has; so make it a good one”. ...
  • Tips for Keeping a Parent Emotionally Connected while Geographically Apart
    The 2006 Census reported that 3.6 million married Americans were not living with their spouses. ...
  • The Use of Technology in Mental Health: Applications, Ethics and Practice
    A growing number of people have lived with the Internet all their lives, with concomitant increase in the use of new communications technologies in therapy and in training mental health practitioners.  Editors Kate Anthony, DeeAnna ...
  • Is Anxiety Over Cell Phone Towers Justified?
    From the beginning of mobile communications, concerns have been voiced over human exposure to electric and magnetic fields from the cell phone ...
  • Motivational Strategies for Children with ADHD
    Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can have problems getting work done. For example, kids with predominantly inattentive ADHD or combined type ADHD have difficulty sustaining their attention during a task, do not always ...
  • Teens and Internet Pornography
    What should parents do when they discover that their young teen or preteen has been looking at pornography sites online? And what does it mean? Based on a survey of online victimization conducted by the ...
  • Cyberbullying and Teen Suicide
    The headline took my breath away. In a town close to mine, a 15-year-old had committed suicide due to cyberbullying. Described as a charming and well-liked young girl, she nonetheless crumbled when targeted ...
  • What’s the Matter with Kids Today?
    The word of the year seems to be “entitled.” Get a group of older adults together and you’ll hear a fair amount of grumbling about the self-centeredness and selfishness of the 20- and 30-somethings. They’re ...
  • Facebook: Enough Already!
    I have now heard it said by a few different people: Facebook is over. The social networking tool that the world fell in love with has become so thoroughly embraced that it is ...
  • Psych Central’s Online Resources Review Guidelines
    We've been indexing and reviewing online resources since 1992, beginning with Internet newsgroups in psychology and support topics (like support groups for depression). In 1995, we expanded my efforts to include websites and in 1996, ...
  • Evaluating the Quality of Mental Health Websites
    Since the advent of the Web in the early 1990s, tens of thousands of consumer-oriented mental health Web sites have been created. Over 12 million results come up in the Google search engine when searching ...
  • Neurofeedback Training for Your Brain
    Neurofeedback is a relatively new biofeedback technique that focuses on helping a person train themselves to directly affect brain function. Although it sounds like science-fiction in nature, it's actually a reputable and scientifically-proven technique practiced ...
  • Types of Brain Imaging Techniques
    Brain imaging techniques allow doctors and researchers to view activity or problems within the human brain, without invasive neurosurgery. There are a number of accepted, safe imaging techniques in use today in research facilities and ...
  • What is Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)?
    Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, is a technique for measuring brain activity. It works by detecting the changes in blood oxygenation and flow that occur in response to neural activity – when a brain ...
  • Coping with Video Game Addiction
    While it has long been suspected that video games can cause problems in a person's life if they play them for too long, too often, more recent research confirms that video games do have ...
  • Coping with Cell Phone Addiction
    As cellphones have become prevalent in modern society, some people have a significant issue with not being able to disengage from their cell phone. So-called "smart phones," which combine functionality of an organizer, browsing the ...
  • Lt. Data, Locutus and the Future of Psychology
    Are we prepared for a future alongside robots? Robots are no longer just science fiction; they are real, and this is an area where views regarding fact and fiction are particularly confused. How will they affect ...
  • Hey, It’s 2007! Let’s Rate Doctors!
    Most people gain value from reading reviews about products and videos and such online. We read a review of a book on Amazon.com and believe we can trust most of the reviews to provide a ...
  • Reliability and Validity in a Web 2.0 World
    We all know reality from fiction, and we would all like to think we recognize “information” when we see it. But do we really? The world of Web 2.0 is making such differentiation increasingly difficult, as ...
  • The Quality of Online Support Communities: People not Posts
    The popularity of online communities has never been stronger, with the growth of new groups (such as YouTube) skyrocketing past those of old. But sometimes people and companies confuse what makes a popular community, well, ...