This is an exploratory blog: I started this with the intention of exploring the subject matter of Programming Psychology myself, and sharing what I found with others. Hopefully that would also lead others to share things back. Now the first thing found is that there is actually (to my naive surprise) a living research field in Programming Psychology, related to the better-known HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). Among the resources out there, there is an interest group – The Psychology of Programming Interest Group, that organizes annual workshops and publishes a newsletter. Although the page seems dead, there is apparently was a 2009 workshop. The group has also been around for 21 years, so it is no new-comer. Also, nothing exists before[…]
So what is the Psychology of Programming?