£21.99
ISBN: 9781797203645

Publication date: 14 Oct 2021

Author: Brian A. Primack

Internationally acclaimed behavioral science and social media expert Dr. Brian Primack, MD, PhD, makes the realist's argument that we do not need to give up social media, delete all of our online accounts, or discard our phones to live healthier, happier lives. Dr. Primack shows how what we consume online affects our well-being, and in response he gives us a personalized "tech diet" for enjoying a balanced relationship with social media. Arming readers with new, evidence-based research, You Are What You Click teaches us why many of our current social media habits may be making us feel more alone and depressed. He then empowers us to take back control by being selective about the way we spend our time online. Primack's research reveals how surprising nuances may modify the effect of social media use, such as our personality traits, how many different platforms we use, and whether we've met our social media friends face-to-face. With short, actionable chapters, you'll learn how to: • Break off toxic relationships and select positive ones instead. • Overcome comparison syndrome. • Fill your feed with uplifting content. • Manage your news intake and stop doomscrolling. • Improve your sleep, create "tech holidays," and much more. With innovative science, and an engaging new protocol for managing your relationship with technology, you'll discover how to find inspiring, creative ways to make social media work for you.