The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
Author: Adam Alter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735222843
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 4031
"An urgent and expert investigation into behavioral addiction, the dark flipside of today's unavoidable digital technologies, and how we can turn the tide to regain control. Behavioral addiction may prove to be one of the most important fields of social, medical, and psychological research in our lifetime. The idea that behaviors can be being addictive is new, but the threat is near universal. Experts are just beginning to acknowledge that we are all potential addicts. Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, is at the cutting edge of research into what makes these products so compulsive, and he documents the hefty price we're likely to pay if we continue blindly down our current path. People have been addicted to substances for thousands of years, but for the past two decades, we've also been hooked on technologies, such as Instagram, Netflix, and Facebook--inventions that we've adopted because we assume they'll make our lives better. These inventions have profound upsides, but their extraordinary appeal isn't an accident. Technology companies and marketers have teams of engineers and researchers devoted to keeping us engaged. They know how to push our buttons, and how to coax us into using their products for hours, days, and weeks on end. Tracing the very notion of addiction through history right up until the present day, Alter shows that we're only just beginning to understand the epidemic of behavioral addiction gripping society. He takes us inside the human brain at the very moment we score points on a smartphone game, or see that someone has liked a photo we've posted on Instagram. But more than that, Alter heads the problem off at the pass, letting us know what we can do to step away from the screen. He lays out the options we have address this problem before it truly consumes us. After all, who among us has struggled to ignore the ding of a new email, the next episode in a TV series, or the desire to play a game just one more time? Adam Alter's previous book, Drunk Tank Pink:And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behaveis available in paperback from Penguin"--

Drunk Tank Pink

And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
Author: Adam Alter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605782
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 6823
A revelatory look at how our environment unconsciously yet dramatically shapes the judgments and decisions we make every day Most of us go through life believing that we are in control of the choices we make—that we think and behave almost independently from the world around us. But as Drunk Tank Pink illustrates, the truth is our environment shapes our thoughts and actions in myriad ways without our permission or even our knowledge. Armed with surprising data and endlessly fascinating examples, Adam Alter addresses the subtle but substantial ways in which outside forces influence us—such as color’s influence on mood, our bias in favor of names with which we identify, and how sunny days can induce optimism as well as aggression. Drunk Tank Pink proves that the truth behind our feelings and actions goes much deeper than the choices we take for granted every day. Adam Alter's forthcoming book, Irresistible, will be published by Penguin Press.

Caught in the Net

How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction--and a Winning Strategy for Recovery
Author: Kimberly S. Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471191599
Category: Computers
Page: 248
View: 8647
Describes the symptoms of Internet addiction, explores why the network is so seductive to some users, and offers techniques for helping addicts regulate their use


Technology Addiction & the Search for Authenticity in Virtual Life
Author: Nicole M. Radziwill
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781453632277
Category: Self-Help
Page: 206
View: 5287
"This is the stream-of-consciousness journal of an obsessive-compulsive social media addict - me - as my codependent relationship with technology led to my undoing and rehabilitation. It covers 42 days of technology detox, 12 U.S. states, and over 4,000 miles of lessons learned on how to achieve mindfulness - to become more productive and soulful in a technology infused life." -- From back cover

How to Break Up with Your Phone

The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life
Author: Catherine Price
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399581138
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
View: 3251
Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone. Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution. Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good. You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.

Internet and Social Media Addiction

Author: Andrea C. Nakaya
Publisher: Referencepoint PressInc
ISBN: 9781601527608
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
View: 6885
Discusses Internet and social media addiction, including whether it is a real problem or not, what causes the addiction, and how can it be overcome.

The Power of Off

The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World
Author: Nancy Colier
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622037960
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 4520
Effective mindfulness practices for transforming your relationship with technology and reconnecting with your real life Our reliance on technology is rapidly changing how each of us experiences life. We’re facing new issues and difficulties, we’re encountering new emotional triggers, and we’re relating to each other in new ways. As Dr. Nancy Colier writes, “How we spend our time, what motivates us, and what we want are all are on a radical course of transformation.” The promise of technology is that it will make our lives easier; yet to realize that promise, we cannot be passive users—we must bring awareness and mindfulness to our relationships with our devices. “The compulsion to constantly check our devices plays on primal instincts,” teaches Colier. “Even people with strong spiritual practices or those who have never had other addiction issues now find themselves caught in the subtle trap of these miraculous tools we’ve created.” Through The Power of Off, she offers us a path for making use of the virtual world while still feeling good, having healthy relationships, and staying connected with what is genuinely meaningful in life. You’ll explore: How and why today’s devices push our buttons so effectively, and what you can do to take back control of your life Tips for navigating the increasingly complex ways in which technology is affecting our relationships—with ourselves, others, and our devices themselves Self-evaluation tools for bringing greater awareness to your use of technology Mindfulness practices for helping you interact with your devices in more conscious ways A 30-day digital detox program to kick-start a new healthier relationship with technology With The Power of Off, Colier sounds the call for wakefulness, reminding us that we can use technology in a way that promotes, rather than detracts from, our well-being. This book provides an essential resource for anyone wanting to create a more empowered relationship with technology in the digital age.

Breaking the Feedback Loop

How I Liberated Myself from Internet Addiction, and How You Can Too
Author: A N Turner,Ben Beard
Publisher: Phenarion II
ISBN: 9781732182134
Page: 200
View: 6228
Young adults (and plenty of not-so-young adults) are addicted to the Internet. No surprise there. It's easy for parents and teachers, politicians and pundits to brush off Internet addiction as a harmless, inevitable consequence of the digital age, a small price to pay for carrying the information super-highway around in our pockets. But what if I told you that young adults (and plenty of not-so-young adults) are stuck in a feedback loop of digital sexual stimulation, addicted not just to the Internet but to pornography and social media? And what if I told you that the consequences of these addictions may be quite dire--ranging from depression, anxiety and ADHD to sexual dysfunction and violence? And what if I told you that, as far as social media companies and pornography producers and anyone who advertises on the Internet is concerned, the feedback loop is exactly where we belong? This book pulls readers out of the matrix. Part manifesto, part autobiography, part self-help roadmap, Breaking the Feedback Loop is a concise, essential guide to porn and social media addiction written for young adults and anyone else suffering at the hands of the Internet.

Design Thinking

Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience, and Brand Value
Author: Thomas Lockwood
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1581157347
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 8243
This thought-provoking and inspirational book covers such topics as: developing a solid creative process through “Visual Reflection Notebooks” and “Bring Play to Work”; understanding the artist’s unique identity in relation to the larger culture; building systems of support and collaboration; explaining how an artist’s needs and passions can lead to innovation and authenticity; using language to inspire visual creativity; responding to the Internet and changing concepts of what is public and private; and accepting digression as a creative necessity. Through the exercises and techniques outlined in Art Without Compromise*, the reader will develop new confidence to pursue individual goals and inspiration to explore new paths, along with motivation to overcome creative blocks. With a revised understanding of the relevance in their own work within the sphere of contemporary culture, the artist will come away with a clearer perspective on his or her past and future work and a critical eye for personal authenticity.


Overcoming Social Media Addiction
Author: Bernard Kelvin Clive
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781535539043
Page: 74
View: 2895
Hooked!" at the end of the day what do we really do with the number of 'likes, tweets, shares and comments'...this book seeks to address the need to overcome our negative addiction to these tools and medium which are destroying our lives and homes. And how to turn this addiction around to become more productive while enjoying our lives...

IDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us

Author: Larry D. Rosen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0230117570
Page: 246
View: 5320
An internationally recognized research psychologist and computer educator analyzes the stresses associated with today's perpetually connected world, counseling readers on how to make positive use of technology while avoiding related disorders. 40,000 first printing.

Too Much of a Good Thing Trump (Roberts) Fixed

Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?
Author: Dr. James A. Roberts
Publisher: Sentia Publishing via PublishDrive
ISBN: 0996300473
Category: Psychology
Page: 143
View: 1720
Bonus chapter! Already a classic, the 2017 updated edition of “Smartphone Love affair” contains a new chapter on our Commander-in-Chief’s Twitter habits. Is president Donald J. Trump addicted to Twitter? Are you addicted to Twitter? Read this exciting “Bonus Chapter” to find out. With his current effort, Dr. Roberts asks readers if they may be getting "Too Much of a Good Thing" regarding their smartphone use. This is no hoity-toity treatise but a fun and humorous look at our attachment (addiction?) to our smart phones. In chapter two you can respond to 12 short statements and see for yourself. Are you addicted to your smart phone? And, if you are, "What's the big deal?" In chapter three, experts tell us whether we can actually be addicted to our smart phones. The act of phubbing (phone snubbing) and its impact on your relationships is broached in chapters 4-6. But the fun doesn't stop there. Chapter seven offers a crash course on smart phone etiquette while chapter eight shares some interesting (and often sobering) facts about driving while distracted. Chapter nine debunks the four myths about multitasking and how our phones may undermine our productivity at school and work. Finally, he offers some easy solutions to all this telephony. Smart Phone Smack Down is all about carving out some time away from your smart phone so you can explore all the wonders available off-line if you just take a few minutes to power down. This is a life changing book and a journey that Dr. Roberts looks forward to sharing with you. So, put your smart phone on "airplane mode" and let's get started.

Internet Addiction

The Ultimate Guide for How to Overcome an Internet Addiction for Life
Author: Caesar Lincoln
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507847053
Page: 46
View: 5021
Discover How To Finally Overcome Your Internet Addiction!Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device!You're about to discover a proven strategy on how to overcome your internet addiction and take back your life. Millions of people suffer from internet addictions and throw away hours a day of productive time and turn it into patterns of constantly checking the updates on their social media accounts or other online communities. Most people realize how much of a problem this is, but are unable to change their situation, simply because it's been a part of their mindset for so long.The truth is, if you are suffering from wasting time because of your internet addiction and haven't been able to change, it's because you are lacking an effective strategy and understanding of where these addictions come from and why they are there. This book goes into how the internet has changed our lives, signs that will tell you whether you are addicted or not, and a step-by-step strategy that will help you free yourself from internet dependency and help you take control of your life.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Understanding How The Internet Has Changed Our Lives Signs That Will Tell You If You Are Addicted How To Overcome Your Internet Addiction For Life Take action right away to overcome your internet addiction by downloading this book, "Internet Addiction: The Ultimate Guide for How to Overcome An Internet Addiction For Life", for a limited time discount!

The Shallows

How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember
Author: Nicholas G. Carr
Publisher: Atlantic
ISBN: 9781848872271
Category: Computers and civilization
Page: 276
View: 5552
Is Google making us stupid? When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by tools of the mind from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds."

Social Media Addiction

The Ultimate Guide to Finally Overcoming This Time-Consuming Addiction
Author: Caesar Lincoln
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507846285
Page: 38
View: 4058
Discover How To Finally Overcome Your Social Media Addiction!Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device!You're about to discover a proven strategy on how to overcome your social media addiction and take back your life. Millions of people suffer from social media addictions and throw away hours a day of productive time and turn it into patterns of constantly checking the updates on their social media accounts. Most people realize how much of a problem this is, but are unable to change their situation, simply because it's been apart of their mindset for so long.The truth is, if you are suffering from wasting time because of your social media addiction and haven't been able to change, it's because you are lacking an effective strategy and understanding of where these addictions come from and why they are there. This book goes into how social media has changed our lives, signs that will tell you whether you are addicted or not, and a step-by-step strategy that will help you free yourself from social media dependency and help you take control of your life.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Understanding How Social Media Has Changed Our Lives Signs That Will Tell You If You Are Addicted The Good And Bad Effects Of Social Media How To Overcome Your Social Media Addiction Take action right away to overcome your social media addiction by downloading this book, "Social Media Addiction: The Ultimate Guide to Finally Overcoming This Time-Consuming Addiction", for a limited time discount!

The Serious Business of Small Talk

Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming
Author: Carol Fleming
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523094060
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
View: 5696
The Serious Business of Small Talk Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming You walk into a room full of strangers and you immediately freeze—wait, no you don't. Instead, you start some light, easy banter with the group of people closest to you. Then you move on to another group. At the end of the meeting or the conference or the party, you leave with a whole new set of connections. It's not an impossible dream. No communication skill is more important in the world than small talk, says communication coach Carol Fleming. It's how you negotiate the beginning of all relationships. What is more, Fleming reveals, contrary to what most people say, they actually love small talk. Very few of us don't enjoy chewing the fat, shooting the breeze, or otherwise catching up with loved ones and old friends. That's small talk! It's just the one little bit about strangers that throws people off. Small talk with strangers is a skill, one Fleming has taught to scores of avowed wallflowers. She covers the inner and outer aspects—from the right attitude to how to dress, move around, and introduce yourself. Most importantly, she lays out a series of simple, memorable conversational strategies that make it easy to go from “Nice weather we're having” to a genuine, rewarding give-and-take. Carol Fleming won't tell you what to say. Believe it or not, you've already got what you need inside you. She merely provides the keys to unlock it.

Global Impacts of the Western School Model

Corporatization, Alienation, Consumerism
Author: Joel Spring
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351002724
Category: Education
Page: 148
View: 5112
In this timely analysis of the current state of global educational policies, Joel Spring focuses on the spread of the Western school model and its impact on creating an urban-consumer culture, increasing economic inequalities, contributing to environmental destruction and diminishing compassion and empathy essential for energizing social justice movements. In his signature straightforward, concise style, Spring describes and analyzes the school's role in displacing religious with secular values, promoting nationalism, preparing students to work in global corporations, supporting cultural and linguistic homogeneity, and discusses related goals and effects of anti-globalization movements such as the Alt-right, Anti-fascist groups, radical environmentalism and anarchism. An important addition to Spring’s body of work on global educational policies, this provocative book challenges readers to re-examine what they know about education, globalization and their interconnections.

The Self-Driven Child

The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
Author: William Stixrud, PhD,Ned Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735222533
Category: Education
Page: 384
View: 8935
"It is not an overstatement to say that this is one of the most radical and important books on raising healthy, resilient, purpose-driven kids." - Madeline Levine, author of The Price of Privilege "An invaluable resource for the thinking parent." - Lisa Damour, author of Untangled "Compelling, revolutionary, and wise, The Self-Driven Child empowers parents with the courage, the tools, and the mindset to reduce toxic stress, and to foster our child's capacity for resilience. Its message is one every parent needs to hear." --Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of The Whole Brain Child "Read it. Your children will thank you." - Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking any real motivation. Many complained that they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this doesn't mean giving up your authority as a parent. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, stress-proof and ready to take on new challenges. The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them find their passion and tackle the road ahead with courage and imagination.