The Smartphone Paradox: Our Ruinous Dependency in the Device Age

The Smartphone Paradox: Our Ruinous Dependency in the Device Age

by Alan J. Reid

Hardcover(1st ed. 2018)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319943183
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alan J. Reid is Assistant Professor of First-Year Writing and Instructional Technologies at Coastal Carolina University, USA, where he teaches English and New Media courses. He also works in the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, USA as an Evaluation Analyst.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. A Brief History of the Smartphone
3. Habit-Making Devices
4. Use. Gratify. Repeat.
5. Outsourcing Memory
6. Digital Socialites
7. Going Dark
8. Conclusion

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“As smartphone addiction as the next epidemic grows, this book could not be more timely and relevant. The Smartphone Paradox smartly shows how our devices can range from extremely helpful to feeding our latent narcissistic tendencies. Accessible and informative, it is a must read for us all.” (Judson Brewer, Associate Professor, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA, and author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits)“Today’s most rampant type of love-hate relationship is with our smartphones. We can’t live with—or without—them. Alan J. Reid’s The Smartphone Paradox offers us an insightful and engaging explanation of why.” (Naomi S. Baron, Professor of Linguistics, American University, USA, and author of Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World and Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World)

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