The Inverted-U Model and Stress (Yerkes-Dodson Law)

Great article on stress and productivity/performance. This is very applicable to technology and stress as tech stress interferes and delays productivity. It is interesting to note that even though this theory was introduced in 1908, the fundamental model is applicable as we have migrated from labor to machines to technology. Below are a brief synopsis and […]

Assessing and Managing Technostress

A talk given by Richard A. Hudiburg, Ph.D. at the session “Collaborative Solutions to Technostress: Librarians Lead the Way.” Program sponsored by the Association of College & Research Libraries Instructional Section at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Library Association, July 8, 1996, New York, New York. RE Full PDF Here

Why Are We So Stressed? The Tech Factor

This article asked the same questions about tech overload but does offer some suggestions fro determining if you are stressed out by too much tech involvement. It also gives some suggestions for how to take breaks from technology during an average day. There is some research included from an Australian study from two years ago […]

Why VR is Bad

This “article” gives 11 reasons why VR is not a good thing. There isn’t a lot of substance here, but it does give a forum for several areas on why and “how” bad VR may potentially be.  For example, # 3 – It Might affect the Brain…”Studies about how VR affects the brain are still in the early […]

Heavy Technology Use Linked to Fatigue, Stress and Depression in Young Adults

According to an article in the Huffington Post, modern technology is affecting our sleep. The artificial light from TV and computer screens affects melatonin production and throws off circadian rhythms, preventing deep, restorative sleep. New research out of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden reinforces this fact, specifically relating to young adults. Doctoral student Sara Thomée […]