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Predicting the End of the Pandemic: Is it Better to Be an Optimist or Pessimist?

Opinions about when the pandemic will end are like mouths: everyone has one. Optimists predict a flattening of the curve and a workable vaccine within six months; pessimists forecast that we’ll be flattened by the curve and will never return to our pre-pandemic way of life.   So which is better? To be an optimist and […]

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Is It Healthier to Have a Positive or Negative Outlook During the Pandemic?

The million-dollar question running through the minds of most of us during the pandemic, often multiple times each day, is “When will it end?” I’ve joined Zoom group meetings with friends that focus singularly on this question. After a while, we grow weary of talking about it, yet it still occupies a large portion of our brains every day.   Miss […]

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5 Ways Excessive Technology Use is Harming Your Relationships— and What You Can Do About It

At this stage of our collective history, there seems to be consensus that the overuse of our phones and devices is causing our close relationships to atrophy. Yet many of us still do not understand how this is happening. In this article, I will attempt to shed light on how our excessive reliance on email, texting and other forms of text-based communication (IMs, […]

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Anthony Silard’s Latest in Psychology Today | 5 Ways Your Phone is Harming Your Relationships

Anthony Silard’s article was published in Psychology Today. You can read it here.

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Wish to Reclaim Your Well-Being in the Digital Age? Turn Off Your Notifications

One myth about the digital age is that we spend time on our phones because we enjoy them. The truth is that we spend time on our phones because we feel compelled to.  Notifications: Your Frequent Purveyor of Dopamine …   How can you transcend the dopamine-seeking behavior that keeps you touching your phone, on average, over […]

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Anthony Silard’s latest in Psychology Today | Does Using Your Phone Increase Your Happiness?

Psychology Today just published Anthony Silard’s article. Please check it out here.

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A Critical Danger to Our Way of Life: Insularity

I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.  — Seneca  One of my former students once told me that he did not make a single phone call to his fellow MBAs during his entire two-year program. All communication was by Facebook, text message and Whatsapp.   With a constant queue of people […]

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Anthony Silard’s article in Psychology Today | A Critical Danger to Our Way of Life: Insularity

Psychology Today recently published Anthony Silard’s article. Read it here.

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In One Corner: You. In the Other: the 24-7 Slot Machine in Your Hands

Yes, it’s true: on average, we touch our phones over 2,500 times per day. Why?   “Because we enjoy it!” many people tell me at my conferences. It turns out nothing could be further from the truth. We are constantly on our phones because we feel compelled to be.   Once again, why?   Dopamine.  Dopamine Drives You Toward […]

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Anthony Silard’s latest in Psychology Today | Your Daily Battle: You versus the 24-7 Slot Machine in Your Hands

Anthony Silard’s article was published in Psychology Today. You can read it here.

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