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The Psychology of Silicon Valley

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The Psychology of Silicon Valley
Published by
Springer International Publishing, January 2020
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-27364-4
978-3-03-027363-7, 978-3-03-027364-4

Katy Cook, Cook, Katy


Misinformation. Job displacement. Information overload. Economic inequality. Digital addiction. The breakdown of democracy, civility, and truth itself. This open access book explores the conscious and unconscious norms, values, and characteristics that drive behaviors within the high-tech capital of the world, Silicon Valley, and the sector it represents. In an era where the reach and influence of a single industry has the potential to define the future of our world, it has become apparent just how little we know about the organizations driving these changes. The Psychology of Silicon Valley offers a revealing look inside the mind of world’s most influential industry and how the identity, culture, myths, and motivations of Big Tech are harming society. The book argues that the bad values and lack of emotional intelligence borne in the vacuum of Silicon Valley will have lasting consequences on everything from social equality to the future of work to our collective mental health. Katy Cook expertly walks us through the psychological landscape of Silicon Valley, including its leadership, ethical, and cultural problems, and artfully explains why we cannot afford to ignore the psychology and values that are behind our technology any longer.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 104 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 7%
Researcher 7 7%
Lecturer 7 7%
Professor 5 5%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 48 46%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 11 11%
Social Sciences 11 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 6%
Psychology 5 5%
Engineering 5 5%
Other 19 18%
Unknown 47 45%