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THE DIGITAL PANDEMIC: Reestablishing Face-to-Face Contact in the Electronic Age, Mack R. Hicks, Ph.D

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With millions of websites and an endless supply of information at our fingertips with just the click of a button, the phenomenon of “Internet Addiction” is growing. Hour after hour spent on cell phones, emails, text messages and video chats have become the default forms of communication in many lives. Unfortunately, as technology improves and more devices are built to make life easier, we are losing our personal connections to each other.

 

THE DIGITAL PANDEMIC: Reestablishing Face-to-Face Contact in the Electronic Age (February 2010, New Horizon Press) by Mack R. Hicks, Ph.D., exposes the threats posed as people become increasingly addicted to electronic devices, why we no longer talk or relate and the consequences of this increasing societal problem on relationships as well as the toll on our personal lives. 45 billion minutes are spent on social networking and blogging sites globally (according to Nielson Online). This electronic fascination disrupts our culture while negatively affecting our communications with others in our homes, schools and workplaces, but Dr. Mack Hicks reveals the ways to fix this breakdown.

 

Drawing on insights, psychological research and clinical experiences, Hicks examines the impact of computer-ease on the individual. He theorizes that computerization disrupts the balance of the “Hunter” and “Gatherer,” our primal personality types. Then, focusing on the ways we have stopped communicating and what to do to reestablish contact, he sets out a dynamic plan giving helpful tips and positive methods for communicating personally and spiritually with others.

 

If you are falling deeper into cyberspace, THE DIGITAL PANDEMIC: Reestablishing Face-to-Face Contact in the Electronic Age will help you out of the rubble of scattered emails and numerous voicemails and show you how to reconnect with the real world. We can have important communications and bonds with others and our environments.

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