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Speed : facing our addiction to fast and faster--and overcoming our fear of slowing down / Stephanie Brown, PhD.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library RC533.B76 S64 2014 37684001098159 Career Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780425264737
  • ISBN: 0425264734
  • Physical Description: x, 324 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Berkeley Trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-324).
Summary, etc.:
"From the need to be constantly connected and the changing definition of "work hours," to unrealistic expectations of instant gratification, our bodies and brains are being harmed by habits that, as with any kind of addiction, promise short-term satisfaction while doing long-term damage. As a psychologist and addiction expert who practices in Silicon Valley, Stephanie Brown sees firsthand the impact of ever-faster technology and the culture it has spawned. She knows it's affecting us mentally, physically, and spiritually. In this groundbreaking book, she explores how our beliefs and behaviors are being shaped by the seemingly limitless new world we've entered in recent years--and why faster doesn't always equal better. Dr. Brown offers a step-by-step plan for breaking out of the speed trap. With practical guidelines, she shows us how to ease up on the gas pedal and reconnect with ourselves, learning to accept--and value--our limitations as human beings, reduce our stress levels, and free ourselves from our counterproductive obsession with speed"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Compulsive behavior.
Speed > Psychological aspects.
Technological innovations > Psychological aspects.
Progress > Psychological aspects.
Change (Psychology)
Slow life movement.

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