Psychology Today Blog Posts
Since 2010 I have been writing an invited blog for Psychology Today, a well respected monthly magazine for psychologists and the general public.
Excuse me. Will you put away your iPhone while I am talking to you?
We Didn't Start the Fire: Why kids consume massive amounts of media and multitask all day (and night) long
You see it in restaurants, classrooms, the dinner table, and the workplace. After about 15 minutes of concentration people have an urge to check in with their social world, most often through texting, Twitter, & Facebook. I have been advocating tech breaks to allow people a short time to clear their brain and get back to work.
We must learn how to focus … at least for short bursts of time.
Note to Teachers: If you want to integrate technology into your curriculum consider a “knowledge broker”
We are constantly inundated by technology mostly from our wireless mobile devices. How are we doing in our fight to overcome our new WMDs: Weapons of Mass Distraction?
How have we fallen into a state of “Multitasking Madness”? Are we really multitasking or just constantly task switching? What can we do to teach our kids the value of focus? It's all about “Meta Cognition” and life strategies about when we need to allow our brains to be interrupted and when it is best to avoid task switching.
Being liked on Facebook has a bigger meaning