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The Digital Pandemic: Reestablishing Face-to-Face Contact in the Electronic Age
     

The Digital Pandemic: Reestablishing Face-to-Face Contact in the Electronic Age

by Mack R. Hicks
 

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From sundials to digital watches, smoke signals to cell phones, the telegraph to text messaging, technology has eased many aspects of daily life. But, Mack Hicks wonders, at what price? In his provocative new book, he explores how the digital revolution has caused society to become increasingly reclusive. By robbing us of our ability to relate on a one-on-one basis,

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From sundials to digital watches, smoke signals to cell phones, the telegraph to text messaging, technology has eased many aspects of daily life. But, Mack Hicks wonders, at what price? In his provocative new book, he explores how the digital revolution has caused society to become increasingly reclusive. By robbing us of our ability to relate on a one-on-one basis, the IT movement affects not only the individual, but also the educational system, the work environment, and the social scene in profound ways. Hicks argues that the core problem is not the content of computer programs, but the actual process of computerization and mechanization, theorizing that it disrupts the balance of our primal “hunter” and “gatherer” personality types. Finally, he lays out a plan that shows how to retain the advantages of technology while taking crucial steps to reconnect with ourselves, our environment, and each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882824161
Publisher:
New Horizon Press
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Mack R. Hicks, Ph.D.,is a licensed psychologist in private practice for over thirty years, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychology, and one of the founders of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. He founded the first school in England for children with dyslexia, and was awarded the prestigious Royal Society of Art (FRSA)for his work. He is also the founder and chairperson of Lincoln Learning Labs, Inc.'s fourteen schools for children and adolescents suffering from emotional and neurologial disabilites. Hicks has presented research at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and was named a lead research scientist on a major grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He has written legistation that shaped the first statewide parent-choice legislation in the United States and is now the model for federal legislation. The author of, Parent,Child, and Community: A Guide for the Middle Class Urban Family . He resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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