Addiction: Can't. Stop.

Here's a challenge. Don't check your phone. Is it next to you? Can you feel it in your pocket? Are you feeling phantom vibrations? Do you hear the sound of a new notification off in the distance? Are you itching to check the latest updates from those you follow? Do you feel unhappy, anxious, dissatisfied when you're not constantly connected? Maybe you don't, but then, maybe (to some degree) you do. Have you ever wondered why these tools, games, apps and devices have such a hold on us? Think pleasure. Constant pleasure. The buzzes, beeps, notifications, rewards, are delicious candy for your brain. But, as we all know, too much candy isn't good for anyone.

Watch, Read & Listen

Why We're Addicted to Screens


May 28, 2018

Conversation with Adam Alter, author and marketing and psychology professor at NYU's Stern School of Business about his book Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.

The design tricks that get you hooked on your phone


Feel like you have to always use your phone?

You're not the only one - technology companies use psychological tricks to get you hooked to your phone.

James Reevell explains.


January 21, 2018

An exploration into what it means to grow up online.


February 28, 2018

A compulsive online shopper finds support in the strategies used by world record breathe holders.


December 01, 2017

Hear the private thoughts of Felix Graham, a British teen struggling to redefine himself after quitting the internet games he spent countless hours playing.


Learn more about Compulsive Internet Use or Internet Addiction. If you think you or someone you know is addicted to the Internet, please seek medical help.


October 09, 2017

The pleasure that drives our gaming.


March 19, 2018

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