The Electrified Mind: Development, Psychopathology, and Treatment in the Era of Cell Phones and the Internet - Margaret S. Mahler (Hardback)Salman Akhtar (editor)
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Publisher: Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
Number of pages: 186
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 17 mm
Each day the rapid advance in electronics seems to bring with it another new technology which can capture and even monopolize the attention of our patients, our children, and ourselves. In The Electrified Mind Dr. Akhtar has assembled a fascinating collection of highly readable papers which examine the developmental, cultural, and therapeutic aspects of this ongoing transformation of the way all of us learn about and relate to each other and the world. -- Paul W. Mosher, MD, Albany Medical College
This timely volume addresses the impact of modern information technology on the human mind. The incessant company and/or intrusion of cell-phones, the addictive reliance on the internet, and the emergent uses of Skype. It unmasks the positive and negative effects of communication technologies on personality development, interpersonal relations, and the conduct of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The Electrified Mind is on the cutting edge not only of psychodynamic thinking but, more broadly, of our rapidly changing era. This book is informative, engaging, and well worth the read for all health care professionals, parents, teens, and persons interested in the interconnection between our brains, our minds, and our contemporary world. -- Mary Kay O'Neil, PhD, Canadian Psychoanalytic Association
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