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Virtually You : The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality

Author: Elias Aboujaoude
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2012. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Whether sharing photos or following financial markets, many of us spend a shocking amount of time online. While the Internet can enhance well-being, the author 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 he dubs our "e-personality," manifests  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elias Aboujaoude
ISBN: 0393340546 9780393340549
OCLC Number: 746134203
Description: 349 pages ; 21 cm
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 --
Appendix: Young's Internet addiction test.
Responsibility: Elias Aboujaoude, M.D.
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"Instantly engaging and eminently accessible ... an enlightening and cautionary exploration of an increasingly intrusive aspect of modern society." -Booklist  Read more...

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"A book that not only has been needed for several years but could become a modern classic." -- Alan F. Schatzberg, American Psychiatric Association

 
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