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

Book Book (2017.)
Description: 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2017.
14 of 16 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
0 of 1 copy available at Bunker Hill Community College.
1 current hold with 16 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Bunker Hill Community College Stacks HM851 .A437 2017 (Text to Phone) Checked out 01/02/2019

  • ISBN: 9781594206641
  • ISBN: 1594206643
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-344) and index.
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.
Summary: "An urgent and expert investigation into behavioral addiction, the dark flipside of today's unavoidable digital technologies, and how we can turn the tide to regain control...Tracing the very notion of addiction through history right up until the present day, Alter shows that we're only just beginning to understand the epidemic of behavioral addiction gripping society..."-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Alter, Adam L. "Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked." New York : Penguin Press, 2017.

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