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Debunking the 6 biggest myths about “technology addiction”

Debunking the 6 biggest myths about “technology addiction”

How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time?

https://www.salon.com/2018/05/26/debunking-the-6-biggest-myths-about-technology-addiction_partner/

“A National Geographic Channel show raises alarms about technology use.

I am a psychologist who has worked with teens and families and conducted research on technology use, video games and addiction. I believe most of these fear-mongering claims about technology are rubbish. There are several common myths of technology addiction that deserve to be debunked by actual research.”

Technology is not a drug

Technology addiction is not common
Technology addiction is not a mental illness

“Tech addiction” is not caused by technology

Technology is not uniquely addictive

Technology use does not lead to suicide

 

Stephen

Posted on: June 10, 2018, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized