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Reissue: The Rise of Addictive Technology with Adam Alter

Punk Rock HR

This summer, I'm reissuing some of my favorite episodes of Punk Rock HR. This one is my interview with Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business and author of the book “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.” Listen in to hear just how bad our addiction to technology has become over the years and the steps we can take to reclaim our time.


2 Aug 2021

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Summary of Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter | Free Audiobook

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Learn how colors, words, and symbols unknowingly alter the way you think, behave, and perceive reality. The title Drunk Tank Pink is in reference to the discovery that when jail cells are painted pink it reduces violence among inmates. In this book social psychologist Adam Alter guides us through the many thousands of ways our minds are influenced and manipulated, both knowingly and unknowingly. As Alter puts it “Your mind is the collective end point of a billion tiny butterfly effects” In this summary we’ll dive into the ethereal world of the subconscious mind and learn how signs and symbols around us affect how we perceive the world, how the behavior of others can change the way we view ourselves, how your name can potentially help determine your career, and more. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. DISCLAIMER: This book summary is meant as a preview and not a replacement for the original book. If you like this summary please consider purchasing the original book to get the full experience as the original author intended it to be. If you are the original author of any book on QuickRead and would like us to remove it, please contact us at hello@quickread.com


28 Jul 2021

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Break Your Phone Addiction with Dr. Adam Alter

Rebound Talks

Adam is the New York Times bestselling author of two books: Irresistible The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked and Drunk Tank Pink The Subconscious Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave. Adam’s academic research focuses on judgment, decision-making, and social psychology, with a particular interest in the sometimes surprising effects of subtle cues in the environment on human cognition and behavior. Today we are going to be discussing phone addiction, the psychological effects of social media, how to have a healthy relationship with your phone, and the future of the human tec relationship.


31 Mar 2021

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017 | Irresistible de Adam Alter

Le Nectar

Bienvenue dans l'âge des addictions comportementales. Nous sommes obsédés par nos emails, par Instagram, nos likes, Facebook ; on "Binge Watch" des heures de vidéos YouTube et de séries Netflix, on passe en moyenne 3h par jour sur nos smartphones. Dans ce livre précurseur, Adam Alter, professeur de psychologie et marketing à la NYU, nous explique pourquoi tant de services numériques nous sont aujourd'hui Irrésistibles, et ce n'est pas un accident. Par Analyse du principe des addictions comportementales, Alter nous donne les clés pour profiter au maximum de ces produits sans tomber dans l'excès.

1hr 26mins

13 Mar 2021

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#293 - Adam Alter - The Psychology Of Phone & Tech Addiction

Modern Wisdom

Adam Alter is a Professor of Marketing at New York University's Stern School of Business and an author. Most adults report that they are within an arm's reach of their phone for 24 hours a day. Our devices have slotted themselves into our lives seamlessly, but controlling our screentime is becoming increasingly difficult. Expect to learn the psychological tricks tech companies are using to keep you hooked, what Adam thinks the best strategies are to control screentime, what our concerns should be with VR technology, why cliffhangers are so powerful and much more... Sponsors: Get perfect teeth 70% cheaper than other invisible aligners from DW Aligners at http://dwaligners.co.uk/modernwisdom Get 50% discount on your FitBook Membership at https://fitbook.co.uk/modernwisdom (use code MODERNWISDOM) Extra Stuff: Buy Irresistible - https://amzn.to/3bVRRrq Follow Adam on Twitter - https://twitter.com/adamleealter Get my free Ultimate Life Hacks List to 10x your daily productivity → https://chriswillx.com/lifehacks/ To support me on Patreon (thank you): https://www.patreon.com/modernwisdom - Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast Email: https://www.chriswillx.com/contact

1hr 10mins

11 Mar 2021

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Drunk Tank Pink with Adam Alter


Adam Alter is a professor of marketing and the Stansky Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow at New York University’s Stern School of Business, as well as an affiliated professor of social psychology in NYU’s psychology department. In 2020, he was voted Professor of the Year by the student body and faculty at NYU's Stern School of Business. Also the New York Times bestselling author of two books, Adam has shared his ideas with thousands of people across dozens of audiences, including through his TED Talk, the Joe Rogan podcast, the World Economic Forum, and at dozens of companies and non-profits, including Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. In this episode, we’re exploring the sweet spot between marketing and psychology to uncover why people make decisions and reach the judgments that ultimately shape their lives. Listen in as Adam shares how cognitive fluency can help or hinder persuasion, how the pandemic has forced a cultural shift over how we view screen time, and why word choice is an important consideration in brand names and marketing copy. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3olqX0m


28 Jan 2021

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#132 How Addictive Technology Keeps You Hooked with Professor Adam Alter

Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Do you find it hard to resist the ping of a new email, the urge to scroll on social media, or watch the next episode when streaming? Do you wish you could stop checking, clicking, liking and sharing? Then put down your phone and listen to this episode.My guest today is Adam Alter, an associate professor of marketing and psychology, bestselling author of ‘Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and The Business of Keeping Us Hooked’ and an expert on the compulsive nature of technology. Adam explains how tech companies make it their business to know exactly how to keep us engaged for hours on end. He shares some of the hooks embedded in products to ‘catch’ us, such as variable reinforcement (those likes and shares on social media), goals and rewards, and a lack of stopping cues (there’s always another video cued up, another game level to play…). And how do they know all these techniques work? Big data. They simply look at what makes us click.Tech giants prey on our capacity for ‘behavioural addiction’, which like other addictions can undermine our mental health and relationships. Playing with a phone is not just trivial distraction it can have real consequences, especially for our children – something that as a parent really concerns me. Adam suggests we should be teaching our kids ‘digital hygiene’ in schools and I couldn’t agree more.Of course, there are many positive uses of tech, like education, admin, communicating with loved ones we can’t see in person. But when screen time starts to harm our wellbeing, Adam says we need to look at what psychological needs it’s meeting. What’s lacking in our lives that leads us to numb the discomfort by picking up that phone or tablet?But it’s not all doom and gloom. Adam says, it is possible to live a rich, meaningful, healthy life in our tech-driven age. And we discuss some of the solutions we’re both using to wean ourselves and our families off screens. We agree it’s about intention, using tech where we need and enjoy it, but making a conscious decision to do without it at other times. Starting with an hour or two a day when you put your phone out of sight is a great example.If, like me, you’ve recently watched The Social Dilemma, Netflix’s fascinating (and scary) take on persuasive technologies and surveillance capitalism, I think you’ll really appreciate Adam’s insights – and his reassurance that tech addiction is not a human failing. Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/132Follow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeukDISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or on my website. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 27mins

18 Nov 2020

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#1564 - Adam Alter


Podcast: The Joe Rogan Experience (LS 98 · TOP 0.01% what is this?)Episode: #1564 - Adam AlterPub date: 2020-11-13Adam Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the author of two books, Drunk Tank Pink, and Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from Joe Rogan, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.

2hr 11mins

13 Nov 2020

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#1564 - Adam Alter

The Joe Rogan Experience

Adam Alter is a Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the author of two books, Drunk Tank Pink, and Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked. https://www.amazon.com/Irresistible-Adam-Alter-audiobook/dp/B06WGMQBBM

2hr 11mins

13 Nov 2020

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Addicted to Tech? An Expert Explains How to Overcome It / Adam Alter and Joe De Sena

Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

How many hours a day do you need to use your feet to get to your phone? One? Two? zero? Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," has made a study of the outsized influence addictive technology has had on us and some basic steps to counteract it. An associate professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, his research focuses on judgment, decision-making, and social psychology. Today on Spartan Up podcast Adam Alter and Joe De Sena, Spartan Race founder,  hash out some simple steps to get your relationship with technology back in balance. Joe's involve a phone on a drone you have to chase to use, Alter's are more practical: Aim for 4 hours a day your phone is not within reach Spend the first and last hour of the day away from your phone No screens at dinner, even if you're alone “It's almost like a gateway. Once you're in there, it's really hard to stop.  It's kind of binary, either you don't use these devices, or you use them more than you would like.” ~Adam Alter FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spartanuppodcast/ Spartan Up on Twitter https://twitter.com/SpartanUpPod CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Host: Joe De Sena  Sefra Alexandra, Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye will be back soon, we miss them! © 2020 Spartan


13 Oct 2020