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Nir’s Note: This article is part of a series on “The Hooked Model in Action.” Previous analyses have included Slack, Fortnite, Amazon’s Echo, Tinder, and The Bible App. Note, I never take compensation for writing articles on my blog. Could there be a behavior more antithetical to human nature than exercise? Our caveman ancestors, if they […]

The post The One Fitness App That Hooked Me For Good appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Recently, I was invited to discuss how technology might impact children’s mental health at the Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado. I shared the stage with Dr. Jean Twenge, author of the book iGen and an article in The Atlantic that got a lot of attention titled, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” Dr. Twenge and I […]

The post The Truth About Kids and Technology: Jean Twenge (iGen) and Nir Eyal (Hooked) Discuss Tech’s Effect on Children’s Mental Health appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Nir’s Note: This post part of a series on cognitive bias co-authored by Nir Eyal and illustrated by Lakshmi Mani. Discover other reasons you make terrible life choices like confirmation bias, hyperbolic discounting and distinction bias. There I was, sitting in a packed movie theatre. I waited two years for this sequel and I’ve got enough popcorn and diet soda […]

The post Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Many parents are concerned with their child’s seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken the world by storm and has parents asking whether the shooter game is okay for kids. The short answer is yes, Fortnite is generally fine. Furthermore, parents can breathe easier knowing that research suggests gaming […]

The post Kids’ Video Game Obsession Isn’t Really About Video Games. It’s About Unmet Psychological Needs. appeared first on Nir and Far.

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