Rachel Kowert, PhD
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Posted on July 18, 2017 @ 15:46 GMT in news
This week a new article published by Psychology Today entitled “Parenting in the Era of Addictive Electronics” puts forward the assumption that “screen time, particularly the interactive kind acts like a stimulant, not unlike caffeine, amphetamines, or cocaine.” This is not the first article to make such claims, in fact I blogged a New York Post article a few months ago touting the same connections.
While I can get on board with the advice offered to parents in the Psychology Today article (especially #12), it needs to be clear that it is scientifically inaccurate to discuss screen time as analogous to drug addiction. This is a comparison makes a nice headline but these connections are tenuous, blown out of proportion, and only argued by a…Continue reading »
Posted on June 24, 2017 @ 16:11 GMT in news
This week the winners of the 2016 FOREWARD Review’s Indie book awards were announced and A Parent’s Guide to Video Games was awarded honourable mention in the science category! Selected from over 6000 submitted books, it was a huge honour to be shortlisted for an award and even more to win in the science category!
Still haven’t checked…Continue reading »