Behavioral Health On Demand: Mindful Media Use

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The digital age has revolutionized how we learn, socialize, play, and work. This introductory lecture will examine the concept of "behavioral addictions" applied to internet/smartphone use, explore concerning trends in mental health outcomes associated with technology overuse, and review mindfulness- and values-based interventions to mitigate these effects. Objectives

  1. Explain pros and cons of considering "behavioral addictions" including gambling disorder, Internet gaming disorder, and Internet Addiction as mental disorders.
  2. Describe trends in mental health outcomes for "digital natives".
  3. Describe interventions for reversing internet overuse.

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