This week’s must-reads: The Impact Screen Time has on Kids

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

5 Ways to Distraction-Proof Your Mind (NirandFar) Do you ever find yourself trying to concentrate and you can’t seem to focus? Why are we so distracted these days? And is the technology the root cause of the problem, or is there something deeper going on?

Brainstorming: The Ultimate Guide (Shane Snow) Everyone’s got something to say about brainstorming. This article breaks down why it usually doesn’t work, and how to actually unlock the creativity in a group of people.

Having Kids (Paul Graham) Before I had kids, I was afraid of kids.

Is Screen Time Really Bad for Kids? (The New York Times) The answer to the question of whether screen time is bad for kids is “It depends.” And that means figuring out “On what?”

How to turn off work thoughts during your free time (TED) Learn how to stop worrying about tomorrow’s tasks or stewing over office tensions with three simple techniques.

The case against loss aversion (Jason Collins) Loss aversion is a conditional effect that most typically emerges when rejecting the bet is not the status quo and the stakes are material.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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