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The Resource Virtually you : the dangerous powers of the e-personality, Elias Aboujaoude

Virtually you : the dangerous powers of the e-personality, Elias Aboujaoude

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Virtually you : the dangerous powers of the e-personality
Title
Virtually you
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the dangerous powers of the e-personality
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Elias Aboujaoude
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Whether sharing photos or following financial markets, many of us spend a shocking amount of time online. While the Internet can enhance well-being, Elias Aboujaoude has spent years treating patients whose lives have been profoundly disturbed by it. Part of the danger lies in how the Internet allows us to act with exaggerated confidence, sexiness, and charisma. This new self, which Aboujaoude dubs our "e-personality," manifests itself in every curt email we send, Facebook "friend" we make, and "buy now" button we click. Too potent to be confined online, however, e-personality traits seep offline, too, making us impatient, unfocused, and urge-driven even after we log off. This first scrutiny of the virtual world's transformative power on our psychology shows us how real life is being reconfigured in the image of a chat room, and how our identity increasingly resembles that of our avatar.--From publisher description
Summary
Whether sharing photos or following financial markets, many of us spend a shocking amount of time online. While the Internet can enhance well-being, Elias Aboujaoude has spent years treating patients whose lives have been profoundly disturbed by it. Partof the danger lies in how the Internet allows us to act with exaggerated confidence, sexiness, and charisma. This new self, which Aboujaoude dubs our "e-personality," manifests itself in every curt email we send, Facebook "friend" we make, and "buy now" button we click. Too potent to be confined online, however, e-personality traits seep offline, too, making us impatient, unfocused, and urge-driven even after we log off. This first scrutiny of the virtual world's transformative power on our psychology shows us how real life is being reconfigured in the image of a chat room, and how our identity increasingly resembles that of our avatar.--From publisher description
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380216
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.85/84
Index
index present
LC call number
RC569.5.I54
LC item number
A26 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the dangerous powers of the e-personality
Label
Virtually you : the dangerous powers of the e-personality, Elias Aboujaoude
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-328) and index
Contents
E-personality -- Delusions of grandeur -- Narcissism -- Ordinary everyday viciousness -- Impulsivity -- Infantile regression and the tyranny of the emoticon -- Love and sex recalibrated -- The illusion of knowledge -- Internet addiction -- The end of privacy -- Marking time, making memories -- "Virtualism," or the art of being more real than real
Control code
5487509
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
349 p.
Isbn
9780393070644
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010043483
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn601106195
  • (OCoLC)601106195
Label
Virtually you : the dangerous powers of the e-personality, Elias Aboujaoude
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-328) and index
Contents
E-personality -- Delusions of grandeur -- Narcissism -- Ordinary everyday viciousness -- Impulsivity -- Infantile regression and the tyranny of the emoticon -- Love and sex recalibrated -- The illusion of knowledge -- Internet addiction -- The end of privacy -- Marking time, making memories -- "Virtualism," or the art of being more real than real
Control code
5487509
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
349 p.
Isbn
9780393070644
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010043483
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn601106195
  • (OCoLC)601106195

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