Sherry Turkle - Interviews and Profiles Sherry Turkle received her Bachelors of Arts summa cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Sociology and Personality Psychology from Harvard University. Media appearances in which Sherry Turkle discusses her new book, Alone Together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other (NY: Basic Books, January 2011), as well as her research in general : The Atlantic Magazine – “Saving the Lost Art of Conversation: In a fast-paced digital age, an MIT psychologist tries to slow us down” (January/February 2014). A profile by Megan Garber. Moyers & Company (PBS) – "Sherry Turkle on Being Alone Together" (October 18, 2013). Sherry tells Bill Moyers: "What concerns me as a developmental psychologist is watching children grow in this new world where being bored is something that never has to be tolerated for a moment."
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