What Slot Machines and Electronic Devices/Smartphones Share

This short essay cites the well-known, most powerful reward schedule B.F. Skinner’s experimental psychology lab ever found. It explains the addictive nature of “smart”phones and other electronic devices, and a simple antidote, which only addicts would find genuinely difficult.

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2 Responses to What Slot Machines and Electronic Devices/Smartphones Share

  1. Anonymous says:

    This presents some great challenges. I’ll work on it for a week and report back.

  2. Dr. Bob says:

    I’m glad you’re interested in changing your relationship with your electronic device[s?]. It does take courage and willingness not to know more than X times a day who and what might be calling. The time and energy saved, and the freedom are well earned.
    I wish you good fortune, and suggest you decide on and do something actually useful whenever the urge to check electronics comes up – it’s easier to do something than not to do something. Let me know how you get control of that habit, dr bob

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