Psychologist says rush to pathologize ‘video game addiction’ is dangerous (update) - Polygon

Diagnosis isn’t based on good science, instead it’s being fueled by a climate of moral panic and political pressure

Source: https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/20/16003642/psychologist-video-game-addiction-dangerous-dsm-icd-moral-panic-political-pressure

Heavy multitaskers have reduced memory

People who frequently engage with multiple types of media at once performed worse on simple memory tasks, according to the last decade of research.

Source: https://news.stanford.edu/2018/10/25/decade-data-reveals-heavy-multitaskers-reduced-memory-psychologist-says/

Opinion | Steve Jobs Never Wanted Us to Use Our iPhones Like This - The New York Times

The devices have become our constant companions. This was not the plan.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/opinion/sunday/steve-jobs-never-wanted-us-to-use-our-iphones-like-this.html

Video game addiction and “gaming disorder,” explained - Vox

Video game addiction is increasingly recognized by major public health organizations. But not all experts are on-board.

Source: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/12/6/18050680/video-game-addiction-gaming-disorder-who

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

Smartphones, teens, and depression: Should we panic? Not yet. - Vox

But here’s how to find out: Scientists need to ask better questions — and big tech needs to help.

Source: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/2/20/18210498/smartphones-tech-social-media-teens-depression-anxiety-research