Charles R. Chaffin explores how we can devote more attention on what we believe is important while ignoring the distractions that increasingly permeate our lives. Using research from cognitive, education, positive, and clinical psychology, Chaffin identifies the sources of noise and distraction in this information age and how we can manage it in all aspects of our lives.
You’ll learn about:
- How experiences in technology, from social media to selfies to porn, impact our ability to engage and connect with others
- The news we consume and the impact of confirmation bias, filter bubbles, and tribalism
- How FOMO and choice overload impact our decision-making
- The power of our attention in all aspects of our daily lives
Chaffin is perfect for anyone interested in the expanding impact of the information age on our collective psyche. He helps empower us to use technology and information not as a destination, but as a tool towards authenticity and empowerment.
Bio: Charles R. Chaffin writes and speaks on a variety of topics related to cognition, attention, and human behavior. His research focuses on multitasking and its relationship to human performance in a variety settings.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
- Impact of the Information
- Facebook Platform
- Platform and Publisher
- The Attention Economy
- Maximizers vs Satisficers
- The Effects of Pornography
- Getting Likes on Social Media
- Attention and Distraction
Mentions & Resources:
- Charles Chaffin
- Numb: How the Information Age Dulls Our Senses and How We Can Get them Back
- Confirmation Bias
- Filter Bubbles
- Mark Zuckerberg
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