Cybercology is an online resource with the aim of pursuing and showcasing insights into the psychology, sociology and anthropology of ‘Technology at Work and Play’.
The particular focus is on how technology is changing who we are & how we engage with it as adults at work and at home. This includes how we navigate the working world around us and manage our lifestyle choices, how we interact with colleagues, friends and family and how our worldview and interaction with ‘others’ is shifting along with technological innovation.
The primary aim is to take CyberPsychology out of the world of academics, forensics and mental health and make it available, relevant and useable for everyone.
* MSc (Research) CyberPsychology: University of Buckingham
* BSc (Hons) Psychology: Open University UK
* NDip Marketing: Natal Technikon
* Certificate in Counselling: Iron Mill College Exeter
* British Psychology Society (Membership # 388372)
* BPS Cyberpsychology section
Carolyn spent 15 years as a corporate marketer working on international grocery brands such as Coca-Cola, Nestle Chilled Dairy, Colgate, Huggies, Bendicks from South Africa, to the UK and Europe. Trained by ‘the best of the best’, Carolyn took key marketing and communication growth strategies and developed and built upon strong, profitable brands.
Carolyn then spent 5 years as a marketing consultant for SME and start-up brands within SW England. She successfully applied her ‘big brand’ knowledge and skillset to help her clients identify and implement target-market-focussed, strategic marketing and communication plans.
Carolyn then left marketing and retrained as a psychologist (in addition to completing a certificate in counseling). She then went on to do a Research Masters in Cyberpsychology, specialising in technology in the workplace. Her dissertation titled, ‘Always On, Always Available: Working parent’s use of business and personal technology during private hours, and the impact of e-communication overload on stress and anxiety, and perceived burnout’ was built on quantitative research conducted during the period of the UK Lockdown 1.0 (from 23 March to end September 2020). The research focussed specifically on how the use of technology during remote working impacted dual-income, knowledge worker parents, who had to manage a new way of working, homeschooling their children, and how they managed the technological boundaries between work and home life during this unique period in history.
She now freelances at Virtual Reality Experiences (VRE) as a CyberPsychologist. In her work with VRE, she helps to develop and deliver leadership soft-skills training programmes within Virtual Reality. She also manages Cybercology, developing and curating content from industry leaders and academics, specifically regarding how, as adults, technology is changing the way we work (and play) – both now and in the future.