Jul 12, 2021
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
Platform and Publisher
The Attention Economy
Maximizers vs Satisficers
The Effects of Pornography
Getting Likes on Social Media
Attention and Distraction