Where's My Phone?

The Psychology behind your Smartphone Addiction

 

Michael and Ryan discuss the literal dopamine rush our brains get every time we use our cell phones and dig even further into how technology addiction has taken over our lives.

I was sitting at a Panera Bread tonight, alone, lost in thought. The dining room was mostly full and I could feel the presence of people all around me. That’s about when this weird feeling came over me, and something compelled me to look up from my soup. Every single person around me was lost in the screen of their phone or laptop. Groups of people sitting together, but not being together. I often wonder where the rabbit hole ends. What does our Technology Addiction look like in 20 years?

EPISODE SOURCES:

1. Ten awesome illustrations that perfectly highlight our modern addiction to technology

IN PICTURES: It’s no secret that technology has become so pervasive that many of us find it hard to ‘switch off’, We find it hard to connect as human beings without it. Here are 10 pretty cool illustration that say more than 140 characters ever could. Most of us are guilty and it might be time to cut the smartphone cord… just for a while. Take a gander at these satirical drawings. A mirror to modern society? Hell yes!

10 awesome illustrations that perfectly highlight our modern addiction to technology
IN PICTURES: It's no secret that technology has become so pervasive that many of us find it hard to 'switch off', We…www.australiantimes.co.uk

2. TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION

Technology addiction — sometimes called Internet addiction, Internet use disorder (IUD) or Internet addiction disorder (IAD) — is a fairly new phenomenon. It’s often described as a serious problem involving the inability to control use of various kinds of technology, in particular the Internet, smartphones, tablets and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Technology Addiction | Internet Addiction
Technology addiction - sometimes called Internet addiction, Internet use disorder (IUD) or Internet addiction disorder…www.addiction.com

3. Smartphone Addiction

With every passing day, technology is overtaking our daily lives. Regardless of age, genderethnicitycareer or economic status, you’re probably packing a smartphone right now. In fact, 56 percent of all Americans own one. The phone, computer, tablet and other high tech devices have become not just an object, but for many a best friend.

Smartphone Addiction
With every passing day, technology is overtaking our daily lives. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, career or…www.psychologytoday.com

 

— Michael Drane, LAC, MD