Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained a BA in Social Studies and later a Ph.D. in Sociology and Personality Psychology at Harvard University. She now focuses her research on psychoanalysis and human-technology interaction. She has written several books focusing on the psychology of human relationships with technology, especially in the realm of how people relate to computational objects.In The Second Self, originally published in 1984, Turkle writes about how computers are not tools as much as they are a part of our social and psychological lives.
Posts about Sherry Turkle
  • Mobile devices are detroying human conversation. Get over it.

    … a few concerns. The ubiqituous mobile device has replaced face-to-face human conversation, upended family dynamics, and challenged traditional views of relationships. I recently had the opportunity to hear author and academic Sherry Turkle talk about her new book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. In her speech, she lamented…

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  • 6 Great Examples of Facebook Quiz Marketing

    … titles) for decades. The social media environment & Buzzfeed gave it a push, which lead the quizzes to a totally new level. Sherry Turkle, the MIT psychologist and cultural analyst, said “People have always been taking quizzes, but before social media you were doing it for yourself, but now they are specifically for performance. Here, part…

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