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Creating meaningful and sustainable relationships in the digital age
Anthony Silard Ph.D.
The computer's addiction-enhancing qualities date far back, to the first time they became equated with an efficiency and power unprecedented in world history.
After interviewing hundreds of people from all walks of life, I’m convinced that the recent increases in screen time and loneliness are inextricably linked.
Which is better? An optimist with a strong sense of hope risking future disappointment or a pessimist riddled with depression and anxiety who is elated when the worst is over?
The million-dollar question that runs through the minds of most of us during the pandemic, is “When will it end?” How we answer this question influences our happiness.
At this point in our collective history, there is a consensus that the overuse of our devices is causing our close relationships to atrophy. Yet most still don't understand why.
A myth about the digital age is that we spend time on our phones because we enjoy them. The truth is that we spend time on our phones because we feel compelled to.
With a constant queue of people vying for our attention, many of us have greatly reduced the number of people we’re willing to speak with in real time by phone or in person.
App programmers captivate us and keep us glued to our screens through unpredictable yet continual rewards. Learn how to release yourself from their control.
Despite its harmful effects, social media-accentuated ostracism continues to surge unchecked while we blithely log on to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
How to deal effectively with others during the pandemic? Some solutions come from an English navy captain who lived a hundred years ago.
A 2014 study found that parents exhibit a high degree of absorption in their smartphones, often spending more time on their phones than interacting with their children.
When asked what they most fear, being killed by a shark or dying in a traffic accident, most people respond that they are more afraid of the former. Why is our fear so irrational?
This staggering public health crisis among teens and young adults had already emerged long before anyone had ever heard of the coronavirus.
Recognize the shifting norms of socializing to revitalize your relationships.
Many strategies that worked for CEOs and senior leaders before are not working now. Here are strategies for leading effectively in our current situation.
Why has our fear become, for many of us, unmanageable during the pandemic? If we can better understand our fear of coronavirus, we are less likely to suffer from it.
The coronavirus is the second threat to our way of life in the past 13 years to result in unprecedented social distancing. The first, in 2007, is the smartphone.
Many of us seek out a country or a region of our own country where COVID-19 is wreaking more damage than where we live, and we feel pity for the unfortunate souls living there.
Currently at stake is not only the pandemic, but the pandemic panic. How can we help ourselves and others to not panic, but to adjust?
Are you feeling more lonely as the pandemic wears on? Learn important strategies to sustain hope and reduce feelings of depression.
Do we really understand? Here's why the recent police murder of George Floyd has sparked such rage, civil disobedience, and disenfranchisement from our government and political system.
Although many Americans do not fear for their lives daily from the police, independent of their ethnic or cultural backgrounds, most of them can still relate to George Floyd on some level.
Does the news intake before bed often keep you tossing and turning? Learn new strategies to take control of the news you consume and create a healthy state of mind.
The dopamine-inducing strategies of app developers are on steroids during the pandemic. Have they hooked you? Create new strategies to move your life in a better direction.
For many in quarantine, Zoom has replaced "analog" lives. The problem is that we’re staring at our screens more than ever before.
Many are suffering in isolation. Reframe how you look at loneliness in order to transform it into something positive and beneficial.
Anthony Silard, Ph.D., has taught or lectured on leadership at California State University San Bernardino, Claremont McKenna College, IESE Business School, Harvard, Stanford, and Georgetown. His latest book is Screened In.