This is an email from Psychology of Stuff by Nir Eyal, a newsletter by Psychology of Stuff.

No, Social Media Is Not Hijacking Your Brain (Letter — December 1, 2020)

Over the past few weeks, people have asked me for my review of the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma.

What I had hoped to see in The Social Dilemma was a sober, evidence-based dissection of these complex realities. I was disappointed when the film instead advanced a narrative that depicted social media as mind-controlling monoliths that are “hijacking” our brains.

To read my review of The Social Dilemma, click here.

Posts you may have missed:

This is How the Media is Misleading You on “Technology Addiction” (Letter — November 13, 2020)

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Bruce Feiler, a Ted Talk veteran and seven-time bestselling author, who most recently wrote Life is in the Transitions, a guidebook for navigating the times when our lives pivot dramatically.

To read my interview with Bruce Feiler, click here.

Be a Schedule Builder, Not a To-Do List Maker (Letter — October 30, 2020)

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Bruce Feiler, a Ted Talk veteran and seven-time bestselling author, who most recently wrote Life is in the Transitions, a guidebook for navigating the times when our lives pivot dramatically.

To read my interview with Bruce Feiler, click here.

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