How The Clinton Campaign Is Foiling The Kremlin; Nick Bilton; In Vanity Fair; 2016-08-26.
“Treatment Centers” for Troubled Teens are Gothic Nightmares; Nora Caplan-Bricker; In the XX Factor column within Slate; 2016-08-24.
The Troubled-Teen Industry Has Been A Disaster; Sebastian Murdock; In the Test Kitchen column within Huffington Post; undated (maybe) 2016-08.
Victoria L. Dunckley; Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time; New World Library; 2015-06-23; 284 pages; kindle: #10, paper: $9+SHT; promotional site.
From the publisher’s summary at Amazon:
<quote>Dr. Dunckley has found that everyday use of interactive screen devices — such as computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets — can easily overstimulate a child’s nervous system, triggering a variety of stubborn symptoms. In contrast, she’s discovered that a strict, extended electronic fast single-handedly improves mood, focus, sleep, and behavior, regardless of the child’s diagnosis. It also reduces the need for medication and renders other treatments more effective. </quote>
- disrupts sleep and desynchronizes the body clock.
- desensitizes the brain’s reward system.
- produces “light-at-night.”
- induces stress reactions.
- overloads the sensory system
depletes mental reserves.
- reduces physical activity levels
reduces exposure to “green time.”
In archaeological order…
- The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child; Chris Rowan; In The Huffington Post; 2013-05-29.
- Bright Screens Could Delay Bedtime; Stephani Sutherland; In Scientific American; 2013-01-01.
Teaser: Using a tablet or computer in the late evening disrupts the body’s melatonin production
- Study links exposure to light at night to depression, learning issues; Lisa De Nike; Johns Hopkins University; 2012-11-14.
Teaser: Light activates cells in eye that affect brain’s center for mood, memory
tl;dr → Samer Hattar has Studies. That. Show., on animals
- Douglas A. Gentile, Edward L. Swing, Choon Guan Lim, Angeline Khoo; Video Game Playing, Attention Problems, and Impulsiveness: Evidence of Bidirectional Causality; In Psychology of Popular Media Culture; Volume 1, Number 1; 2012; pages 62-70 (8 pages).
- Stephen Kaplan, Marc G. Berman; Directed Attention as a Common Resource for Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation; In Perspectives on Psychological Science; Volume 5, Issue 1; 2010; pages 43-57 (15 pages).
- Stephen Kaplan; The Restorative Benefits of Nature: Towards an Integrative Framework; In Journal of Environmental Psychology; Volume 15; 1995; pages 169-192 (14 pages)
In Psychology Today, archeological order…
- The Link Between Light Night, Depression, & Suicidality; 2014-03.
- Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages The Brain; 2014-02.
- Screens and the Stress Response; 2012-11.
- Electronic Screen Syndrome: Unrecognized Disorder; 2012-07.
- Misdiagnosed Bipolar Disorder Is All The Rage; 2011-06.
- Wired and Tired: Electronics nad Sleep Disturbance in Children; 2011-03.