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Digital Detox: Why Taking a Break from Technology Can Improve Your Well-Being (Hardcover)

Digital Detox: Why Taking a Break from Technology Can Improve Your Well-Being By Bernadette H. Schell Cover Image
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Health professionals and the general public are becoming increasingly aware that addiction to the internet, social media, online games, and other forms of technology has become a real problem with significant negative impacts on physical, psychological, and social health. To combat this issue, some are now undertaking a digital detox, and many options have emerged to help individuals unplug, whether for a weekend or for longer-term change.

Digital Detox: Why Taking a Break from Technology Can Improve Your Well-Being explores both the dark side of technology's ever-present existence in today's world and what individuals can do to find better balance in their digital lives. Part I explores addiction to the internet and other novel technologies. What effect does overindulgence in social media, gaming, online shopping, or even doomscrolling through internet news sites have on our self-esteem, relationships with others, and happiness? This section also explores how researchers study and quantify technology addiction. Part II focuses on the digital detox countermovement, examining how various programs, support groups, retreats, and even technology itself can help individuals conquer their digital addictions.

About the Author


Bernadette H. Schell is a well-published professor in the human-computer interaction domain. She has authored numerous books, including Greenwood's Online Health and Safety: From Cyberbullying to Internet Addiction.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781440878114
ISBN-10: 1440878110
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2022
Pages: 255
Language: English