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Screen Savvy: Creating Balance in A Digital World

This course will help the reader examine the impact of common digital media usage on individuals, families, and society. Course participants will learn about both positive and negative effects of modern media, and will explore the concerning trends of societal norms in this area. Readers will receive an in-depth explanation of process addictions and the phenomenon of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). Guidelines and strategies for creating a sustainable relationship with digital media are set forth.
$40.00

Hour 1

  1.     Introduction: Preparing Your Mind: Our Conversation
  2.     The Lotus Eaters
  3.     Meet the Cyber-Scape

Hour 2

  1.     Mapping Out the Cyber-Scape Social Media
  2.     Special Social Media Concerns

Hour 3

  1.    Potential for Addictions
  2.    Video Games
  3.    Factors that Determine the Effects of Video Games

Hour 4

  1.    General Recommendations
    1.    Recommendations for Social Media
    2.     Recommendations for Video Games
  2.    Closing Thoughts: Plato’s Cave Reborn
  3.    Conclusion

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify biological, psychological, and social effects of our common patterns of digital media usage on individuals, families, and societies.
  2. Describe process addictions and apply that knowledge to digital media, such as smartphones, video games, social media, and the internet.
  3. Apply practical strategies for gaining benefits from digital media usage while avoiding its downsides.
Products specifications
Contact Hours: 4
Instructor R. J. Anderson, Ph.D.
# of Pages 279
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Love Me True: Overcoming Deception in Relationships

This course will explore ways partners get caught in patterns of subtle and blatant deception. It will use fun stories from real couples and examples from research to examine how cognitive and emotional processes cause blindness and rationalization, and distort couples’ perceptions. This course will identify research-based strategies to increase trust and connection, and professionals can use this information to identify and appropriately address issues related to self-deception and honesty in the individuals with whom they work.
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Successful Aging - 2nd ed

This home-study course describes the best ways to age healthfully and improve your patients` quality of life at any age, including tips on how to cultivate a youthful attitude, safeguard against stress and chronic illness, improve dietary and exercise habits, maximize memory and beef up energy, enhance financial security, and live a long and rewarding life.
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Neurotransmitters: The Bridges of the Brain

Identifies the importance of neurotransmission for higher cognitive functions of the human brain. Outlines known neurotransmitters and their interplay in the brain as well as the influence of various neurotransmitters on thought, mood, and emotions. Identifies the various pharmaceutical and alternative remedies that influence the function of neurotransmitters. Discusses possible ways to optimize patient management and minimize of drug interactions, including those with medications used in dental practice.