Technophobia: The Psychological Impact of Information Technology

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Illustrations

FIGURES
2.1 Computer user: Professor 54
2.2 Computer user: Dweeb 54
2.3 Computer user: Boffy Tech 55
2.4 Computer user: Trendy 55
2.5 Computer user: Female unhappy 56
2.6 Computer user: Female happy 56
4.1 Conceptual map 99
5.1 Factors affecting the effectiveness of decision support systems (DSS) 113
5.2 Change the people (training) or redesign the computers 114

TABLES
2.1 BSRI gender types 47
3.1 The expectations lowered by various psychological reactions to Information Technology 72
4.1 Average cognitive style scores when presented traditionally or as a measure of ‘empathy’ 95
6.1 Percentage of females taking GCSEs, A-levels and University applications by subject in 1996 132

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Author’s Note xi
  • Prologue xii
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - Technophobia 10
  • Chapter 2 - Technophobia and Gender 37
  • Chapter 3 - Technophobia and Self Efficacy 60
  • Chapter 4 - Technophobia and Cognitive Style/ Spatial Ability 79
  • Chapter 5 - Psychological Models of Technophobia 102
  • Chapter 6 - Technophobia in Education 123
  • Chapter 7 - Technophobia in Management 136
  • Chapter 8 - Technophobia—a Broader Perspective 147
  • Chapter 9 - Technophobia Reduction Programme 158
  • Conclusions 169
  • Epilogue 174
  • References 175
  • Index 208
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