Internet users need symbols of identity

American Psychologists have discovered that we need to “get the T-shirt”. In an interesting group of different studies, the researchers from New York University found that in order for us to really feel we are part of a group we have to show that we are in that group. We … Read more

Internet generation may have poorer memories

Researchers in the USA have found an interesting way in which we can improve our memories. But it means that the growing numbers of people who spend their life online could suffer. The psychologists at the University of Michigan have discovered that social interaction helps boost memory skills. It appears … Read more

How to avoid email stress

Email stress is a real phenomenon. Researchers in Scotland have found that people are checking their emails much more frequently than they think. The study shows that some people are checking emails 40 times every hour. You might consider that excessive but the chances are you are checking your email … Read more

Internet Psychology :: People focus on the negatives

Callers to a phone in on London’s LBC Radio Station yesterday were full of tales of problems and difficulties they have with the Internet, in particular Ebay. One person had serious difficulties after someone launched a campaign against her by pretending to buy everything she put up for sale and … Read more

Internet Marketing :: It’s all about psychology

Yesterday the Professional Speakers Association ran a special session on Internet Marketing for its members in London. There were three speakers – I was one of them – but for the entire session there was almost no reference to technology or specifics of web design, search engine optimisation and so … Read more

Internet Psychology : The World Is Changing

Every day I read something that just makes me realise how little the world’s authorities and governments actually understand anything about the Internet. Today, two American legal cases show that the “establishment” is thrashing around like some dying monster, unaware of its own demise. Firstly, there’s been a major patent … Read more