On-line Articles on the Psychological Aspects of Y2K

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Please forgive me if this information has been previously posted. (It was linked at the Indian government's Y2K site.} Hot links are at the site.


On-line Articles on the Psychological Aspects of Y2K

Working thru Y2K Fears. Jay Earley. How to deal with the anxiety and panic that occur when you first realize that Y2K is a serious problem. How to work through fears in order to become empowered to take constructive action.

Y2K Psychological Issues. Jay Earley. An outline of various psychological issues that can prevent people from responding constructively and calmly to Y2K.

Resolving Y2K Denial. Jay Earley. An outline of steps that are helpful in working through denial about Y2K so a person can take it seriously.

Approaching Y2K: Five Ways to Reconceptualize the Crisis. Sharif Abdullah. An article that has good suggestions for talking to people about Y2K in a way that makes sense to them and doesn't stir up too much resistance.

Y2K and the Human Psyche. Larry Shook. Discussion of the psychology of Y2K denial.

We Are Being Co-Opted. Donna Jones. A discussion of the efforts by authorities to play down Y2K to avoid panic and its effect on activists and the public.

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-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), August 24, 1999


Old Git,

Thanks for the link.

-- Bokonon (bok0non@my-Deja.com), August 24, 1999.


You inspire me to take nick's like Ice-9, Kilgore Trout, Player Piano, etc... K.V. should inspire people to pay more attention to this mess.

-- dgi (dgi@fake.ing), August 25, 1999.

hello dgi -- don't know if K.V. will inspire people to pay attention, but nightly readings kept me sane through 3 years of living in the middle of the Iranian revolution. Haven't read them since, but I still have my collection -- who knows, they may come in handy again.

-- grngrl (jhandt@gte.net), August 25, 1999.

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