|Published online: January 19, 2015||$US5.00|
The present paper argues that the inherent constructive and interactional capacities of human beings in combination with the emergent scientific and technological culture of the 21st century has fast forward the human species and human civilization like no other time in human history. A new concept, Psychroneity, is introduced to explain the psychological process by which humans actively construct and interact with their own technology to increase their functional capacities, enhance their life experiences, and to effectively transform themselves, and their social and physical environments. Implication for understanding the emergence of the high-tech self, a new evolutionary perspective (i.e., constructive selection), and new directions in future social scientific research are discussed.
|Keywords:||Cultural Studies, Science and Technology, Evolution, Self-transformation|
The International Journal of Science in Society, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.17-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 19, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 576.007KB)).
Doctoral Student in Clinical Forensic Psychology, California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International University, Temecula, California, USA
Director, El Camino Psychology Services, PC, Oceanside, CA, USA