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(English) The internet is designed to manipulate you, but you can fight back with psychology

On QZ.com is a very nice article we recommend reading about ‚internet is designed to manipulate you, but you can fight back with psychology‘ by Elliot Berkman, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. It’s very much reflects how we see it and brings also up insights we base our ( OFFTIME ) development on.

„Good self-control [is] characterized by the ability to avoid temptations in the first place. We often think of self-control as the ability to white-knuckle our way through temptation, but studies such as this one indicate that self-control can also be as simple as planning ahead to avoid those traps.“

http://qz.com/632119/psychological-tips-for-resisting-the-internets-grip/