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listening to music or making phone calls, Holesh told me It starts up again when youre looking at your screensending emails or browsing the web, for example Holesh was spending an hour and fifteen minutes a day glued to his screen, which seemed like a lot Some of his friends had similar concerns, but also had no idea how much time they lost totheir phones So Holesh shared the app I asked people to guess what their daily usage was and they were almost always 50percent too low.I downloaded Moment several months ago I guessed I was using my phone for an hour a day at the most, and picking it up perhaps ten times a day I wasnt proud of those numbers, but they sounded about right After a month, Moment reported that I was using my phone for an average of three hours a day, and picking it up an average of forty times I was stunned I wasnt playing games or surfing the web for hours, but somehow I managed to spend twenty hours a week staring at my phone.I asked Holesh whether my numbers were typical Absolutely, he said We have thousands of users, and their average usage time is just under three hours They pick up their phones an average of thirty nine times a day Holesh reminded me that these were the people who were concerned enough about their screen time to download a tracking app in the first place There are millions of smartphone users who are oblivious or just dont care enough to track their usageand theres a reasonable chance theyre spending even than three hours on their phones each day.Perhaps there was just a small clump of heavy users whospent all day, every day on their phones, dragging the average usage times higher But Holesh shared the usage data of eight thousand Moment users to illustrate that wasnt the case at all Most people spend between one and four hours on their phones each dayand many far longer This isnt a minority issue If, as guidelines suggest, we should spend less than an hour on our phones each day, 88 percent of Holeshs users were overusing They were spending an average of a quarter of their waking lives on their phones time than any other daily activity, except sleeping Each month almost one hundred hours was lost to checking email, texting, playing games, surfing the web, reading articles, checking bank balances, and so on Over the average lifetime, that amounts to a staggering eleven years On average they were also picking up their phones about three times an hour This sort of overuse is so prevalent that researchers have coined the term nomophobia to describe the fear of being without mobile phone contact an abbreviation of no mobile phobia Smartphones rob us of time, but even their mere presence is damaging In 2013, two psychologists invited pairs of strangers into a small room, and asked them to engage in conversation To smooth the process, the psychologists suggested a topic why not discuss an interesting event that happened to you over the past month Some of the pairs talked while a smartphone sat idle nearby, while for others the phone was replaced by a paper notebook Every pair bonded to some extent, but those who grew acquainted in the presence of the smartphone struggled to connect They described the relationships that formed as lower in quality, and their partners as less empathetic and trustworthy Phones are disruptive by their mere existence, even when they arent in active use Theyre distracting because they remind us of the world beyond the immediate conversation, and the only solution, the researchers wrote, is to remove them completely.Smartphones arent the only culprits Bennett Foddy has played thousands of video games, but refuses to play World of Warcraft Foddy is a brilliant thinker with dozens of interests He works as a game developer and professor at New York Universitys Game Center Foddy was born and lived in Australia, where he was the bassist in an Australian band called Cut Copywhich released several best selling singles and won a string of Australian music awardsuntil he moved, first to Princeton University and then to Oxford University, to study philosophy Foddy has immense respect for WoW, as its known, but wont play it himself I take it as part of my job to play all the culturally significant games But I didnt play that one because I cant afford the loss of time I know myself reasonably well, and I suspect it probably would have been difficult for me to shake.WoW may be one of the most addictive behavioral experiences on the planet Its a massively multiplayer online role playing game, with millions of players from around the world who create avatars that roam across landscapes, fight monsters, complete quests, and interact with other players Half of all players consider themselves addicted An article in Popular Science described WoW as the obvious choice when searching for the worlds most addictive game There are support groups with thousands of members, and than a quarter of a millionpeople have taken the free online World of Warcraft Addiction Test In ten years, the game has grossed than ten billion dollars, and attracted than one hundred million subscribers If they formed a nation, it would be the twelfth biggest on Earth WoW players choose an avatar, which represents them as they complete quests in a virtual world called Azeroth Many players band together to form guildsteams of allied avatarswhich is part of what makes the game so addictive Its hard to sleep at night when you know three of your guild mates in Copenhagen, Tokyo, and Mumbai are on an epic quest without you As we chatted, I was struck by Foddys passion for games He believes without a doubt that theyre a net force for good in the worldbut still refuses to sample the charms of Azeroth for fear of losing months or years of his life.Games like WoW attract millions of teens and young adults, and a considerable minorityup to 40 percentdevelop addictions Several years ago a computer programmer and a clinical psychologist joined forces to open a gaming and Internet addiction center in the woods near Seattle The center, named reSTART, houses a dozen or so young men who are addicted to WoW, or one of a handful of other games reSTART tried admitting a small group of women, but many Internet addicts also develop sex addictions, so cohabitation became a major distraction Computers have never before had the memory to run games like WoW, which are much faster, immersive, and less clunky than the games of the twentieth century They allow you to interact with other people in real time, a huge part of what makes them so addictive.Technology has also changed how we exercise Fifteen years ago I bought an early model Garmin exercise watch, a mammoth rectangular device somewhere between a watch and a wrist weight It was so heavy that I had to carry a water bottle in my other hand to balance its weight It lost its GPS signal every couple of minutes, and battery life was so limited that it was useless on long runs Today there are cheaper, smaller wearable devices that capture every step Thats miraculous, but also a recipe for obsession Exercise addiction has become a psychiatric specialty because athletes are constantly reminded of their activity and, even so, their inactivity People who wear exercise watches become trapped in a cycle of escalation Ten thousand steps may have been the gold standard last week, but this week its eleven thousand Next week, twelve thousand, and then fourteen thousand That trend cant continue forever, but many people push through stress fractures and other major injuries to seek the same endorphin high that came from a much lighter exercise load only months earlier.Intrusive tech has also made shopping, work, and porn harder to escape It was once almost impossible to shop and work between the late evening and early morning, but now you can shop online and connect to your workplace any time of the day Gone also are the days of stealing a copy of Playboy from the newsstand all you need are Wi Fi and a web browser Life is convenient than ever, but convenience has also weaponized temptation.So how did we get here The first behavioral addicts were two month old babies In early December 1968, forty one psychologists who studied human vision met in New York City at the annual meeting of theAssociation for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease to discuss why our ability to see sometimes fails It was a whos who of academic luminaries Roger Sperry would win the Nobel Prize in medicine thirteen years later Neuroscientist Wilder Penfield was once described as the greatest living Canadian, and Stanfords William Dement was crowned the father of sleep medicine.In attendance was the psychologist Jerome Kagan, who a decade earlier had joined Harvard University to create the first program in human development By his retirement half a century later, he was listed as the twenty second most eminent psychologist of all timeahead of giants like Carl Jung, Ivan Pavlov, and Noam Chomsky.At the meeting, Kagan discussed visual attention in infants How, he asked, do two month old babies know what to look at and what to ignore Their growing brains are bombarded by a kaleidoscope of visual information, and yet somehow they learn to focus on some images and look past others Kagan noticed that very young babies were drawn to moving, hard edged objects In fact, they couldnt look away when a researcher dangled a wooden block before them According to Kagan, these infants were showing a behavioral addiction to contour and movement.By modern standards, though, it would be a stretch to call the infants behavioral addicts Kagan was right that they couldnt look away, but the way we think of behavioral addiction today is quite different Its than an instinct that we cant override, because that would include blinking and breathing Try holding your breath till you pass out and your brain will eventually force you to breathe again The fact that we cant help inhaling and exhaling means were unlikely to die from forgetting to breathe Modern definitions recognize that addiction is ultimately a bad thing A behavior is addictive only if the rewards it brings now are eventually outweighed by damaging consequences Breathing and looking at wooden blocks arent addictive because, even if theyre very hard to resist, they arent harmful Addiction is a deep attachment to an experience that is harmful and difficult to do without Behavioral addictions dont involve eating, drinking,injecting, or smoking substances They arise when a person cant resist a behavior, which, despite addressing a deep psychological need in the short term, produces significant harm in the long term Obsession and compulsion are close relatives of behavioral addiction Obsessions are thoughts that a person cant stop having, and compulsions are behaviors a person cant stop enacting Theres a key difference between addictions, and obsessions and compulsions Addictions bring the promise of immediate reward, or positive reinforcement In contrast, obsessions and compulsions are intensely unpleasant to not pursue They promise relief also known as negative reinforcementbut not the appealing rewards of a consummated addiction Since theyre so closely related, Ill use all three terms in this book Behavioral addiction also has a third relative in obsessive passion In 2003, seven Canadian psychologists, led by the researcher Robert Vallerand, wrote a paper splitting the concept of passion in two Passion, they said, is defined as a strong inclination toward an activity that people like, that they find important, and in which they invest time and energy Harmonious passions are very healthy activities that people choose to do without strings attachedthe model train set that an elderly man has been working on since his youth, or the series of abstract paintings thata middle aged woman creates in her free time Individuals are not compelled to do the activity, the researchers said, but rather they freely choose to do so With this type of passion, the activity occupies a significant but not overwhelming space in the persons identity and is in harmony with other aspects of the persons life.Obsessive passions, however, are unhealthy and sometimes dangerous Driven by a need that goes beyond simple enjoyment, theyre likely to produce behavioral addictions As the researchers defined it, the individual cannot help but to engage in the passionate activity The passion must run its course as it controls the person Because activity engagement is out of the persons control, it eventually takes disproportionate space in the persons identity and causes conflict with other activities in the persons life This is the video game that a teenager plays all night instead of sleeping and doing his homework Or the runner who once ran for fun, but now feels compelled to run at least six miles a day at a certain pace, even as debilitating stress injuries set in Until shes on her back, unable to walk, shell continue to run daily because her identity and well being are intimately bound with her as yet unbroken streak Harmonious passions make life worth living, but an obsessive passion that goes unfulfilled distracts and plagues the mind.There are people, of course, who disagree with the idea that addictions can be purely behavioral Where are the substances they ask If you can be addicted to video games and smartphones, why cant you be addicted to smelling flowers or walking backward You can be addicted to those things, in theory If they come to fulfill a deep need, you cant do without them, and you begin to pursue them while neglecting other aspects of your life, then youve developed a behavioral addiction to smelling flowers or walking backward There probably arent many people with those particular addictions, but they arent inconceivable Meanwhile, there are many, many people who show similar symptoms when you introduce them to a smartphone or a compelling video game or the concept of email.There are also people who say that the term addiction cant possibly apply to a majority of the population Doesnt that devalue the term addiction Doesnt that make it meaningless and empty they ask When, in 1918, a flu pandemic killed seventy five million people, no one suggested that a flu diagnosis was meaningless The issue demanded attention precisely because it affected so many people, and the same is true of behavioral addiction Smartphones and email are hard to resistbecause theyre both part of the fabric of society and promote psychologically compelling experiencesand there will be other addictive experiences in the coming decades We shouldnt use a watered down term to describe them we should acknowledge how serious they are, how much harm theyre doing to our collective well being, and how much attention they deserve The evidence so far is concerning, and trends suggest were wading deeper into dangerous waters.As if to prove his point, Adam Alter has written a truly addictive book about the rise of addiction Irresistibleis a fascinating and much needed exploration of one of the most troubling phenomena of modern times.Malcolm Gladwell, author of New York Timesbestsellers David and Goliathand OutliersAlters sweep is broad He includes not just the obvious addictive technologies such as slot machines and video games, but the whole sweep of social media, dating apps, online shopping and other binge inducing programs He takes in everything which today is most things whose business model depends on being irresistible An enjoyable yet alarming book Washington Post If you can t stop checking, clicking, surfing and liking, put your device down and read Adam Alter s Irresistible, an important, groundbreaking book about why we re addicted to technology, how we got here, and what we should do next.Arianna Huffington, author of The Sleep Revolutionand ThriveOne of the most mesmerizing and important books Ive read in quite some time Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity.Adam Grant, New York Timesbestselling author of Originalsand Give and TakeThis important book explores how technology keeps us hooked, why thats destructiveand how to take back control People In this smart, sharply argued book, Adam Alter lays out the evidence for a hidden danger in our lives behavioral addiction From tracking social media likes to counting our steps, our actions are being guided less by our own volition than by the architecture of the technologies we use IRRESISTIBLE is a fascinating read that will leave you enlightened and alarmed Daniel H Pink, author of To Sell Is Humanand DriveFor many, social media presents an ideal mode of expression, but it also holds the danger of becoming a crutch or as Adam Alters brilliant new book illustrates a behavioral addiction that threatens to undermine our mental health and relationships Irresistibleoffers a crucial understanding of how we are psychologically tethered to our devices, along with much needed solutions so that we can live rich, meaningful and healthy lives in an increasingly tech driven age.Susan Cain, co founder of Quiet Revolution and New York Timesbestselling author of Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Cant Stop TalkingAdam Alter has achieved the Holy Grail a book thats important, insightful, and a pleasure to read With cutting edge research about our tech obsessed world, he soothes us via novel solutions to wean us from our social networks, smartphones, games, fitness watches and other gadgets He also illustrates the stakes that these technologies are preventing us from forming meaningful relationships, raising empathetic children , and separating work from sleep and play.Irresistibleis essential reading if youve ever wondered why some experiences are so addictive, and how to regain control of your time, finances, and relationships Charles Duhigg, author of New York Timesbestseller The Power of Habit In Irresistible,Adam Alter illuminates the surprising, fascinating, and frightening biological and psychological connections between a toddler hitting every button in an elevator, a surgical patient asking for painkillers, and the millions of people hooked on Facebook No one who has ever seen an advertisement, checked their email on a smartphone, or used the Internet will come away quite the same.David Epstein, author of New York Timesbestseller The Sports GeneI originally wrote this sentence on an analog word processorthat is, paper Such was the impact of Adam Alter s meticulous research into behavioral addiction that I ve become increasingly frightened of the monster that is my computer Alter isn t an alarmist, and is evenhanded and rational in his approach toward technology, which makes his fascinating and witty book all the powerful In a world of ever increasing connectivity and omnipresent screens,Irresistibleis absolutely essential reading But for your own sake, buy the paper version Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Gameand Mastermind There could be no better guide than Adam Alter to a technological landscape thats increasingly designed to turn us into addicts Irresistibleis both a brilliant exploration of the sometimes sinister ways we get hooked, and a manual for finding focus and human connection in the midst of it all Your sanity will thank you for reading it.Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote Happiness for People Who Can t Stand Positive ThinkingLooked at your phone recently I thought so Our devices have become addictive than any drug, and thanks to Irresistible, now we know why A powerful look at how technology sucks us in, and what we can do to resist its pull.Jonah Berger, author of New York Timesbestseller ContagiousWe live in an age of addictionseemingly benign and otherwiseand Adam Alter, mixing the latest in behavioral science with briskly engaging storytelling, wakes us to an age old problem that has found troubling new expression in the era of ubiquitous technology.You may never look at your smartphone in the same way again.Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic and You May Also LikeAdam Alters brilliant book is a necessary map for navigating a digitally connected world thats teeming with addictive temptations It s also a crackerjack box of fascinating scientific discoveries on games, habits, and behaviors I circled, starred, underlined, or wrote exclamation marks on basically every page.Derek Thompson, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, and author of Hit Makers A provocative, clearly written book that argues new technology causes new addictions.Kevin Ashton, author of How to Fly a Horse A superb study of Internet addiction. 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    • 13 November 2016

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