Irresistible

the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked

354 pages

English language

Published Jan. 14, 2017 by Penguin Press.

ISBN:
978-1-59420-664-1
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OCLC Number:
952647441

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"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 …

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Subjects

  • Social aspects
  • Digital media
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychological aspects