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Stories of Technology

Scheckelhoff, Stefanie (2019) Stories of Technology.

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Abstract:Individuals over 65 years are targeted to examine the meaning of life stories for further investigating factors for (non-)adaptation and the meaning of past experiences in current use of communication technology. In order to investigate these problems, six German participants have been interviewed, based on a life story interview by McAdams (1995). Essential information gained through the interview includes positive and negative key events regarding communication technology, current and past attitudes and usage of cellphones. It has been found that adaptation patterns of communication technology of the individuals in question remain relatively stable between early adulthood and the present. Further, positive experiences like entertainment, joy and feelings of safety and negative experiences like anger, annoyances, difficulty of use and fear were considered to be related to their current use of phones.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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