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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.

Our Social Media Obsession

Why do we constantly feel the need to “check in” with social media? Our study finds that people use technology for a variety of reasons, ranging from anxiety to pleasure.

Keep Your Brain Healthy in a Tech-Rich Environment

How to stay healthy amidst 24/7/365 technology inundation

Is It Live or Is It Memorex?

When we view the world through a lens, are we missing out on the complete sensory experience?

Phantom Pocket Vibration Syndrome

Have you ever felt your pocket “vibrate” and when you checked your phone there was no message? You may suffer from “phantom pocket vibration syndrome.”

Always On, All the Time: Are We Suffering From FoMO?

Do you suffer from FoMO, or Fear of Missing Out? Only your Facebook friends know for sure!

E-Mail Is Not the Problem: It’s Our Need to Task Switch

We must learn how to focus … at least for short bursts of time.

Weapons of Mass Distraction

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?

The Power of "Like"

Being liked on Facebook has a bigger meaning

Words With Friends: Another Stupid Game—or an Obsession?

Words With Friends and other “stupid games” are calling to us: Play me, play me, play me!

Attention Alert: A Study on Distraction Reveals Some Surprises

We may be more distracted from inside our brains than from outside our bodies.

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