Category: Internet Psychology

Future

Could you learn to trust artificial intelligence?

Last night, along with half the adults in the UK, I was glued to my TV set to devour the last episode of “The Traitors”. If you haven’t watched this series, you won’t understand the gripping nature of watching 22 people try to work out who to trust. Spoiler alert

Man looing forward
Internet Psychology

Do you look to the future too much?

It has been a strange week in the UK world of politics. A blast from the past – the former Prime Minister, David Cameron – was brought back into government as, apparently, he represents the future. If you caught the news, you could have been forgiven for thinking that they

Decision making
Internet Psychology

Do you make really good decisions quickly and easily?

Over the past few days, the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has had to make a decision. Should he dismiss his Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, for straying outside her Government role? Or should he keep her in her post? Over several days, he was given “advice” from various politicians and

brick wall showing limitations
Internet Psychology

Do you really know your own limitations?

The UK Covid Enquiry is a serious matter, but this week it has been grabbing the headlines with some fun facts. It turns out that the former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, thought you could get rid of the virus by blowing air from a hairdryer up your nose. Meanwhile, his

Brain waves
Internet Psychology

Are you always on the same wavelength as other people?

The seemingly never-ending depressing news from Israel and Gaza reveals a simple fact. The Israelis and the terrorists of Hamas do not think in the same way. Calls for a ceasefire and then for talks to take place miss out on one important factor. Neither side is willing to talk.

Mental Health Concept
Internet Psychology

Is your company really getting to grips with mental health?

In the UK, Huw Edwards, the BBC News anchor, has been at the centre of flabbergasting accusations dominating the news this week. For my American readers, he’s the equivalent of Peter Jennings or Walter Cronkite – someone who the viewers trust. Huw is currently in hospital suffering from a mental

Electronic diary in use
Internet Psychology

Should you ditch your electronic calendar?

Now before you mutter, “I always thought that Graham Jones chap was odd,” I need to point something out. I am not the only person who behaves this way. In the office the other day one of my colleagues said he was very grateful because I had printed out the

Empty football stadium with no supporters
Internet Psychology

How well supported are you at work?

Yesterday I was transported back in time. I haven’t discovered time travel. Instead, my mind quickly flipped back to a meeting about three years ago that involved the same group of people. I noticed how dramatically different they were in yesterday’s meeting compared with the one in 2018. Back then,

Man using digital technology
Internet Psychology

Are you obsessed with digital?

Being obsessed with digital could take you away from old-school technologies that do the job better. Yet, avoiding technological change can cost your business dearly. How can you get the balance right?

Racist abuse condemned online
Internet Psychology

Why do people post racist abuse online?

Racist abuse online is not new. It has been happening for decades. In the past couple of days, racist abuse has hit the headlines following vile online attacks against three England footballers, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. On Sunday, these three black players did not score penalties in

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Internet Psychology

Is your brain back to front?

British businesses will spend this weekend on tenterhooks as they wait for Monday’s announcement from the Government about the ending of lockdowns. For the past couple of weeks, the mutterings from 10 Downing Street suggest that the so-called “freedom day” will not happen. Indeed, yesterday there were “rumblings” implying that

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Internet Psychology

Can you do boring tasks?

Last week, not far from the M25 in Buckinghamshire, the biggest-ever boring machine in the UK started its slow churn through the Chiltern hills to dig a tunnel for the HS2 rail system. It will take three years for the device to complete the 10-mile tunnel in a non-stop effort.

Daylight savings time concept
Internet Psychology

Do you need to make up for lost time?

Daylight Savings interrupts your sleep for several days Imagine for a moment that you are the captain of a huge container ship. Due to bad luck and a following wind, you have managed to get your vessel stuck across a major shipping route. Hundreds of other ships have to stay

Happiness concept
Internet Psychology

Do you know what makes you happy?

Do you know what makes you happy? Probably. But do you also know what makes you unhappy? This article contains the answer – and it is not COVID…!

storytime for children
Internet Psychology

Are you sitting comfortably?

Children for years have been told to sit comfortably and listen. It means we all sit down too long…! Getting up from your desk has now been shown to improve your attention. You will be less distracted online if you get up and move, rather than sit comforably.

Foosteps in sand
Blog

Do you need 10,000 steps?

The other day I was on a Zoom call when one of the participants said that lockdown was not helping with their weight. Having spent almost a year sitting at their desk, this person’s weight had risen. They are not alone. Indeed, the other day I glanced at the “step

Man at computer in dark room
Internet Psychology

Are you enjoying lockdown?

Yesterday I had a meeting at lunchtime, so I had to take a late lunch. As I sat in the kitchen munching on my sardines, I switched on the TV. The “hard news” of the lunchtime bulletin gets replaced with softer stories early in the afternoon. So, while I was

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Future

Can you predict your future?

On Friday morning I was listening to a radio phone-in when the presenter said, “Please, no more calls about a Brexit deal…!” He then went on to say “We have no way of knowing what will or won’t be decided. There are a bunch of people locked in a room