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    • Irresistible

    • The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
    • By: Adam Alter
    • Narrated by: Adam Alter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 766
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
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    Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction - an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing

    • By Natalie A. Schaffer on 04-27-17
    • The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
    • By: Adam Alter
    • Narrated by: Adam Alter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 03-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 766 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Drunk Tank Pink

    • And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
    • By: Adam Alter
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 209
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      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    Why are people named Kim, Kelly, and Ken more likely to donate to Hurricane Katrina victims than to Hurricane Rita victims? Are you really more likely to solve puzzles if you watch a light bulb illuminate? How did installing blue lights along a Japanese railway line halt rising crime and suicide rates? Can decorating your walls with the right artwork make you more honest? The human brain is fantastically complex, having engineered space travel and liberated nuclear energy, so it's no wonder that we resist the idea that we're deeply influenced by our surroundings.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pop psychology, don't be ensnared!

    • By Moonglotexas on 09-12-13
    • And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
    • By: Adam Alter
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 209 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Irresistible

    • Why We Can't Stop Checking, Scrolling, Clicking and Watching
    • By: Adam Alter
    • Narrated by: Adam Alter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    How many times have you checked your phone today? Why are messaging apps, email and social media so hard to resist? How come we always end up watching another episode? In recent years, media and technology have perfected the lucrative art of gaining and holding our attention. This extraordinary feat has changed the behaviour of billions of people, and especially the young: by current medical standards, we are experiencing an unprecedented global pandemic of addiction.

    • Why We Can't Stop Checking, Scrolling, Clicking and Watching
    • By: Adam Alter
    • Narrated by: Adam Alter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 03-02-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Unwiderstehlich

    • Der Aufstieg suchterzeugender Technologien und das Geschäft mit unserer Abhängigkeit
    • By: Adam Alter
    • Narrated by: Robert Frank
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Etwa die Hälfte der westlichen Bevölkerung ist nach mindestens einer Verhaltensweise süchtig. Wie unter Zwang hängen wir an unseren E-Mails, Instagram-Likes und Facebook-Posts; wir schießen uns mit Fernsehserien ins Koma, können das Online-Shoppen nicht lassen, arbeiten jedes Jahr noch ein paar Stunden länger an unseren Computern; wir starren im Schnitt drei Stunden am Tag auf unsere Smartphones. Ein Grund dafür liegt im suchterzeugenden Design dieser Technologien.

    • Der Aufstieg suchterzeugender Technologien und das Geschäft mit unserer Abhängigkeit
    • By: Adam Alter
    • Narrated by: Robert Frank
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 07-19-18
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    Regular price: $17.72