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One Track Minds. The Surprising Psychology of the Internet

One Track Minds. The Surprising Psychology of the Internet

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Published by Art Marr
Explanation of the psychology of the internet from the vantage of different complementary perspectives in psychology.
Explanation of the psychology of the internet from the vantage of different complementary perspectives in psychology.

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Published by: Art Marr on Oct 22, 2011
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One Track inds
The Surprising Psychology of the Internet
A. J. Marr
 
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Table of Contents
Preface
7
Introduction
9
A Novel World
Chapter 1
Gadgets and Vampires
12
Oh, no! Not another book about how the internet is warping our minds! The Infinite liquor Store. Caught the fever? The Persistence of Memory. Odysseus visits the land of Google.
Chapter 2
A Novel Proposition
23
Baby in the well. Information Overload. The seeking response. Affective neuroscience. A day at the library. Dopamine. Cognitive delusions. The many faces of distraction. Plato
’s Garbage Pile.
 
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Chapter 3
Tyrannies of Choice
46
The return of the infinite liquor cabinet. The tyranny of choice. Meaning. The Onion imitates the meaningless of life. Memory. We can forget it for you wholesale. Self doubt.
Chapter 4
A Matter of Stress
69 A surprising world. Flight or fight. Procrastination and the spell of danger. So what is stress? The semantics of demand. The striated musculature. Affective dilemmas. Gut feelings. The somatic marker and risk. The uncertainty principle of stress. Cinderella and her effects. Bonafide magic. Remedies. The fox and the grapes, or Aesop
s modern fairy tale. Stress in the information age. The email of Damocles.
Chapter 5
Simple Wisdom
120
An apple a day. Happiness in plain and foresight. Getting things done. Motivational principle #1: avoid sticky media. A sticky medium. The information diet and the delusion of crowds. Motivational principle #2: Eliminate task uncertainty and sustain performance feedback. Finding motivation in a house of cards. The persistence of memory. Motivational principle #3: Make incentives contingent and real. Turing Machines. A mindful world. A matter of wanting. The semantics of mindfulness. Virtuous worlds.

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