Category Archives: Relationship

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

A wake-up call from a cyber-expert: our use of technology is fueling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing between true human connection and digital communication. I am a psychoanalytically trained psychologist. Both by temperament and profession, I … Continue reading

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Social Cognition on the Internet: testing constraints on Social Network size

The social brain hypothesis (an explanation for the evolution of brain size in primates) predicts that humans typically cannot maintain more than 150 relationships at any one time. The constraint is partly cognitive (ultimately determined by some aspect of brain … Continue reading

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Connectivism & the Relationship Era

Read Connectivism is an emergent theory for learning that aptly came out in the relationship era. During the information age going into the knowledge era, about a decade ago, finding the right information as well as finding the right knowledge … Continue reading

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