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The Resource Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked, Adam Alter

Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked, Adam Alter

Label
Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked
Title
Irresistible
Title remainder
the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked
Statement of responsibility
Adam Alter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
People have been addicted to substances for thousands of years. For the past two decades, we've also been hooked on technologies, such as Instagram, Netflix, and Facebook -- inventions that we've adopted because we assume they'll make our lives better. These inventions have profound upsides, but their extraordinary appeal isn't an accident. Technology companies and marketers have teams of engineers and researchers devoted to keeping us engaged. They know how to push our buttons, and how to coax us into using their products for hours, days, and weeks on end. Tracing the very notion of addiction through history, Adam Alter shows that we're only just beginning to understand the epidemic of behavioral addiction gripping society. He takes us inside the human brain at the very moment we score points on a smartphone game, or see that someone has liked a photo we've posted on Instagram. But more than that, Alter heads the problem off at the pass, letting us know what we can do to step away from the screen. He lays out the options we have to address this problem before it truly consumes us. After all, who among us has struggled to ignore the ding of a new email, the next episode in a TV series, or the desire to play a game just one more time?
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
302.23/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.A437 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked, Adam Alter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. What is behavioral addiction and where did it come from? -- The rise of behavioral addiction -- The addict in all of us -- The biology of behavioral addiction -- Part 2. The ingredients of behavioral addiction (or, How to engineer an addictive experience) -- Goals -- Feedback -- Progress -- Escalation -- Cliffhangers -- Social interaction -- Part 3. The future of behavioral addiction (and some solutions) -- Nipping addictions at birth -- Habits and architecture -- Gamification
Control code
ocn952647441
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781594206641
Lccn
2016043481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952647441
Label
Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked, Adam Alter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. What is behavioral addiction and where did it come from? -- The rise of behavioral addiction -- The addict in all of us -- The biology of behavioral addiction -- Part 2. The ingredients of behavioral addiction (or, How to engineer an addictive experience) -- Goals -- Feedback -- Progress -- Escalation -- Cliffhangers -- Social interaction -- Part 3. The future of behavioral addiction (and some solutions) -- Nipping addictions at birth -- Habits and architecture -- Gamification
Control code
ocn952647441
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781594206641
Lccn
2016043481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952647441

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