Technology Addiction Research Brief

In Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance, we review the latest scientific research about problematic media use, articulating its pervasiveness, forms, and possible impacts on youths' well-being and development. The brief considers over 180 journal articles, press articles, interviews, industry papers, and books across a range of subject areas:

  • Behavioral and technologic addiction
  • Media use habits
  • Family approaches to media management
  • Prevalence of, attitudes toward, and impacts of media multitasking
  • Developmental implications of media use, particularly with respect to empathy and social well-being
  • Strategies for mitigating problematic media use